A's claim OF Nick Buss off waivers from the Dodgers

A's claim OF Nick Buss off waivers from the Dodgers
May 4, 2014, 12:45 pm
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This year Nick Buss is batting .261 (24-for-92) with 12 runs, 16 RBI, and 12 strikeouts in 26 games. (AP)

The A's have claimed outfielder Nick Buss off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers, the club announced Sunday.  Buss has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, with pitcher A.J. Griffin transferred to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding 40-man roster move.

The 27-year old was originally an eighth-round selection in the 2008 First-Player Draft by the Dodgers. Buss was hitting .105 (2 for 19) with one walk and one strikeout in eight games with LA this season. At Triple-A Albuquerque this year, he batted .261 (24-for-92) with 12 runs, three doubles, three triples, one home run, 16 RBI, eight walks and 12 strikeouts in 26 games.

In 2013, Buss was a Triple-A All-Star for Albuquerque, where he batted .303 with 29 doubles, 11 triples, 17 home runs and a Pacific Coast League-leading 100 RBI.  

Oakland Athletics' public relations department contributed to this article

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