OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s optioned infielder Josh Donaldson to Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced today. The move clears a space for infielder Luke Hughes, who was claimed off waivers from Minnesota yesterday.
Donaldson was batting .094 (3 for 32) in nine games with the A’s, all starts at third base. His Major League experience prior to this season included seven games at catcher and two at first base. Donaldson hit .270 with a team-leading 16 strikeouts in 20 games this spring and appeared exclusively at third base on defense.