Apr 10, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Sam Fuld (29) hits a single in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics Lose OF Sam Fuld Off Waivers To Twins

The Oakland Athletics wanted to retain outfielder Sam Fuld, who was designated for assignment after Craig Gentry was activated from the disabled list, but the Minnesota Twins claimed the veteran outfielder on Sunday.

The Twins have placed three outfielders on the disabled list in the last week—Jason Bartlett, Josh Willingham and Orlando Arcia—and were desperate for help at the position.

Prior to claiming Fuld, the Twins were down to three outfielders—Aaron Hicks, Jason Kubel and Darin Mastroianni—on their active roster.

Fuld, 32, played collegiately at Stanford and was signed by the A’s in February on a minor-league deal but wound up breaking camp on the 25-man roster after Gentry was placed on the DL with a lower back strain.

Fuld was 6-for-30 with five runs, two triples, a homer and four RBI in seven games for the A’s this season. He spent the previous three seasons with Tampa Bay, hitting .199/.270/.267 in 119 games last season. He was a 10th-round pick of the Cubs in the 2004 amateur draft and was traded to the Rays in January 2011 as part of an eight-player deal that sent Matt Garza to Chicago.

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