Oakland A's update: Struggling Travis Buck is sent back down to Sacramento
Struggling Buck is sent back down to Sacramento
CLEVELAND -- Travis Buck's return to the major leagues was a short one, as the A's optioned the outfielder to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday and recalled outfielder Matt Carson.
Buck was promoted on Aug. 16 and drew three starts in nfl jerseys
right field over his seven-game stay, going 0 for 10 with four strikeouts.
"Travis needs to go work on his swing a bit, and we could use a right-handed bat," manager Bob Geren said. "He hasn't had a ton of at-bats this year, and he has to tighten up his swing a little bit."
Buck made the A's opening day roster but was sidelined more than three months, first by a strained oblique and later by fatigue in his legs. He eventually got healthy and was hitting well for Sacramento at the time of his promotion.
It's tough to tell where Buck, 26, fits into the A's outfield picture right now. A hotshot prospect when he broke into the majors in 2007, Buck has had his career derailed by a string of injuries.
When left fielder Conor Jackson went on the disabled list Friday, it appeared Buck could New Orleans Saints jersey
get more playing time, particularly with the A's facing a string of right-handed starting pitchers coming up.
Instead, Geren indicated Gabe Gross -- a left-handed hitter, like Buck -- will handle right field for the time being. Gross is hitting just .242 after going 0 for 4 in a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.
Geren said the A's hadn't discussed whether Buck will return in September after rosters expand.
"He's a talented player, but he hasn't really gotten a chance to play consistently through different stints on the DL," Geren said.
Coco Crisp stole second in the first inning, his 14th straight successful steal attempt. San Francisco 49ers jersey
The last Athletic with a longer streak was Rickey Henderson, who swiped 15 consecutive bases without being caught from July 22-Aug. 19, 1998.
Former A's closer Dennis Eckersley, in the Cleveland area to host a charity golf tournament, showed up at Progressive Field on Tuesday. He chatted in the visitor's dugout before the game with A's broadcaster Ray Fosse, the man who caught Eckersley's 1977 no-hitter while both were with the Indians.