You had to know the Oakland A’s were not finished dealing today. After sending Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox in a blockbester deal for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, the team has reacquired Sam Fuld from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Tommy Milone.
Milone has been a starting pitcher without a spot since the A’s acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The chance for him to start got worse after the Lester deal.
Milone has pitched to a 3.55 ERA with 5.7 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 and a 38.4 percent fly-ball rate in 96 1/3 innings of work this year.
Fuld returns to Oaklnad where he started the season. Minnesota claimed him on waivers from the A’s after the team designated him for assignment this past spring.
Fuld is hitting .274/.370/.354 with a homer, and six stolen bases. He will likely platoon in left field with Gomes.