A's join Hurricane Sandy relief effort

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A's join Hurricane Sandy relief effort

The A's are joining the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. The Oakland A's Community Fund will accept monetary donations to help those affected along the Eastern seaboard, sending proceeds to the Salvation Army for mobile feeding units, shelters and clean-up kits. The A's will also fund the Humane Society of the United States, which will help animal rescue teams in their post-Sandy efforts.

Hurricane Sandy has already claimed 55 lives in America and left an initial estimate of damages running in the range of 30-50 billion.

On the sports front, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets NBA game scheduled for Thursday was rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 26.

Oakland A's media services contributed to this report

Two former A's players designated for assignment by AL East teams

Two former A's players designated for assignment by AL East teams

Friday night was a bad night for a couple of former A's players.

After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Rangers, first baseman Chris Carter was designated for assignment by the Yankees.

New York called up first base prospect Tyler Austin.

In 57 games with the Yankees, Carter his eight homers and drove in 23 runs, but he his just .204 with 70 strikeouts.

Derek Norris, an All-Star with the A's in 2014, was designated for assignment by the Rays after they activated offseason acquisition Wilson Ramos from the 60-day DL.

Norris clubbed nine homers and drove in 24 runs, but hit .201 in 53 games with the Tampa Bay.

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A's lineup: Lowrie scratched, Barreto to make MLB debut vs White Sox

A's lineup: Lowrie scratched, Barreto to make MLB debut vs White Sox

PROGRAMMING NOTE: A's-White Sox coverage begins at 10:30am with Pregame Live on NBC Sports California and streaming right here.

Top prospect Franklin Barreto wasn't in the original lineup Saturday, but he was inserted to replace a scratched Jed Lowrie.

Oakland A's:
1. Matt Joyce (L) DH
2. Matt Olson (L) RF
3. Ryon Healy (R) 3B
4. Khris Davis (R) LF
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Bruce Maxwell (L) C
7. Franklin Barreto (R) 2B
8. Jaycob Brugman (L) CF
9. Adam Rosales (R) SS
Daniel Gossett

Chicago White Sox:
1. Alen Hanson (S) CF
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Jose Abreu (R) 1B
4. Avisail Garcia (R) RF
5. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
6. Matt Davidson (R) DH
7. Tim Anderson (R) SS
8. Kevan Smith (R) C
9. Yolmer Sanchez (S) 2B
James Shields -- RHP