Needing to make space on their active roster, the A’s announced Monday morning that first baseman Kendrys Morales was designated for assignment.
Taking Morales place is Mark Canha, who returns to the active list from a right wrist sprain.
Morales was signed by the A’s in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays after regular first baseman Matt Olson broke a bone in his right hand in the second game of the season. He never made much of an impact with Oakland, hitting .204 with one home run and seven RBI’s in 34 games. Canha, who also plays in the outfield, will also back up Olson at first base making Morales expendable.
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The A’s will have 10 days to try and trade Morales. If they are unable, the veteran can either report to Oakland’s Triple A affiliate or become a free agent.
ALSO: The A’s will be holding a noon time rally at Jack London Square before the Port of Oakland Board Commissioners votes on approving a preliminary term sheet for the A’s waterfront ballpark. Athletics greats Rickey Henderson and Dallas Braden will be at the event and President Dave Kaval will address the crowd as well.