The Oakland A's announced two transactions on Thursday involving two players who were dropped off of…
Chavez Back; Thomas DLd; Fiorentino DFAd
To make room for Chavez on the A's 25-man roster, Oakland has placed DH Frank Thomas on the 15-day DL with a sore quad. Thomas has hit .319 with four homeruns and 16 RBIs in 28 games with Oakland since joining the team in late April. He last played in a game on Tuesday.
The A's have now used the disabled list 12 times this year after tying an Oakland record by placing 22 players on the DL in 2007.
The A's also had to make room for Chavez on their 40-man roster, as Chavez had been on the 60-day disabled list. To make room for Chavez, outfielder Jeff Fiorentino was designated for assignment. This is the third time that Fiorentino has been waived since January. He was waived by the Orioles in early January and by the Reds later in that month before being claimed by the A's. He was on the A's active roster in Japan and had an RBI hit in his only at-bat during the series against the Red Sox.
Fiorentino was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento at the start of the US-portion of the A's schedule. However, he was injured during the season's first week when he was struck in the face by a errant throw to first. He just returned recently to the active roster and was hitting .273 in eight games for the River Cats.
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