In another of a series of minor moves and waiver claims this offseason, the A's have taken Alex Hassan, 26, off of waivers from the Red Sox.
Hassan, a former 20th round pick, is a Duke alumnus and has been in the Red Sox organization since 2009. He hits right-handed and mostly plays right field, and in 114 games in AAA this year he hit .287/.378/.426 with 8 HRs. Obviously not a ton of power there, but the OBP skills are very promising.
Interestingly, he hit .328/.409/.492 off of lefties in AAA this year. The A's struggled with hitting left-handed pitching in 2014, so Hassan could find a niche as a platoon 1B/COF option at the major league level.
He received a September callup this year for his MLB debut, and went 1-9 with a walk.
For all you amateur scouts out there, here's a video of his first MLB hit this September: