According to Susan Slusser, the A's have released Mike Sweeney. This must mean they needed the 40 man spot for someone. I wonder if Jeff Baisley will be making his major league debut in Detroit.
Mike Sweeney came to Oakland last spring to be a right-handed DH and possibly a key part of the A's puzzle. But bad knees did him in and the A's puzzle never came together. Now Sweeney is being released.
A's assistant general manager David Forst confirmed the transaction to The Chronicle's Susan Slusser today.