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06/06/2011 4:38 PM ET
A's Reinstate IF Rosales from DL; Recall IF Sizemore from Sacramento
3B Kouzmanoff and RHP De Los Santos Optioned to Sacramento
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OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's reinstated infielder Adam Rosales from the 60-day disabled list and recalled infielder Scott Sizemore from Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced today. The A's also optioned third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and right-handed pitcher Fautino De Los Santos to Sacramento.

Rosales missed all of spring training and opened the season on the 60-day DL with a fractured right foot. He began a rehab assignment with Sacramento last Wednesday and went 3 for 10 (.300) with a double, triple and three walks in three games. The 28-year old appeared in one game each at third base, second base and shortstop. Rosales batted .271 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 80 games with Oakland last year before going on the DL in mid-August. He became the first Athletic to start at least one game at six different positions since Scott Brosius in 1995.

Sizemore was acquired from the Detroit Tigers May 27 in exchange for left-handed pitcher David Purcey. He began the season at Triple-A Toledo and was batting .408 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 23 games when he was recalled by Detroit May 3. The 26-year old was leading the International League in batting and on-base percentage (.495) at the time of his promotion but hit .222 with 10 walks (.329 on-base percentage) in 17 games with Detroit. Sizemore was assigned to Sacramento following the trade and hit .267 with 12 walks and 11 runs scored in nine games with the River Cats. After appearing exclusively at second base in the Tigers organization, he played eight of his nine games with Sacramento at third base.

Kouzmanoff was hitting .221 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 46 games with Oakland. He was the A's Opening Night starter at third base but got off to a slow start, hitting .208 in April. Kouzmanoff also made nine errors, which was second most among American League third basemen.

De Los Santos joined the A's Friday in Boston and made his Major League debut Saturday, striking out the only batter he faced (Lowrie). He also pitched 2.0 innings yesterday, allowing a run on two hits while striking out four. De Los Santos was 0-0 with a 0.82 ERA in nine relief appearances with Sacramento and 0-0 with a 2.89 ERA in eight games with Double-A Midland.

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