A's acquire outfielder from Angels, move RHP Bassitt to 60-day DL

A's acquire outfielder from Angels, move RHP Bassitt to 60-day DL

OAKLAND -- The Oakland A’s acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the club announced Sunday.

LaMarre will report to Triple-A Nashville. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s transferred right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt to the 60-day disabled list.

LaMarre was batting .268 with seven RBI, six walks and four stolen bases in 10 games at Triple-A Salt Lake when he was designated for assignment on Tuesday. He was signed by the Angels as a free agent following the 2016 season and has a .267 average with 46 home runs, 222 RBI and 160 stolen bases in 656 games in the minors over eight seasons in the Cincinnati (2010-15), Boston (2016) and Angels (2017) farm systems.

The 28-year-old right-handed hitter made his Major League debut with the Reds in 2015 and also appeared in five games with the Red Sox last year.  LaMarre is 2-for-30 (.067) in 26 games over his two seasons in the majors.

The Oakland A's media services provided this report.

Raiders sign former Cal kicker for fourth straight offseason

Raiders sign former Cal kicker for fourth straight offseason

ALAMEDA – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent K Giorgio Tavecchio, the club announced Wednesday.

Tavecchio has spent time with the Raiders in the each of the last three training camps, including the 2015 and 2016 offseason program, and has connected on a combined 6-of-7 field goal attempts in preseason action for the Silver and Black.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder had stints in training camp with the San Francisco 49ers (2012), Green Bay Packers (2013) and Lions (2014) prior to joining the Raiders in 2014. Tavecchio played in 46 games for at the University of California and finished his career with 256 points, ranking fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list and fourth among kickers. He converted 48-of-64 (75 percent) field goal attempts and 112-of-120 (93.3 percent) PATs during his three years, ranking third in both all-time made field goals and extra points made.

The Oakland Raiders media services provided this report.

A's shortstop Semien to have surgery on right wrist

A's shortstop Semien to have surgery on right wrist

OAKLAND – Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien will have surgery on his right wrist Tuesday, the club announced Monday. 

Semien was seen Monday by Dr. Steve Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles for a review of his MRI and CT scans of his right wrist. The CT scan demonstrates a fracture to the scaphoid bone of Semien’s right wrist and Dr. Shin recommends doing surgery.

Dr. Shin would place a screw into the fractured area of the scaphoid bone to help promote healing of the bone to the fracture site. The surgery is scheduled to take place Tuesday.

Semien will have another CT scan done in six weeks at which time Dr. Shin will reevaluate the scaphoid bone. There will be no other timetable for his return until he is seen by Dr. Shin at the end of May.

The Oakland A's media services provided this report.