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A's claim OF Alex Hassan off waivers

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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: