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.
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.