The Oakland A’s recalled outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Nashville and placed first baseman Ike Davis on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Aug. 18 with a strained left hip, the club announced on Wednesday.
Smolinski joins the A’s for the second time this year as he hit .320 with two home runs and seven RBI in 11 games with Oakland during his first stint from July 7 to Aug. 2. He was on the Texas Rangers Opening Day roster and hit .133 in 35 games over three stints before being claimed off waivers by the A’s June 21. Smolinski hit .262 with three home runs and eight RBI in 12 games with Nashville following his Aug. 3 option and combined for a .374 average with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 37 games with Nashville and Triple-A Round Rock.
Davis was batting .229 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 74 games with the A’s but was just 6-for-45 (.133) with two RBI over his last 17 games. This is his second stint on the disabled list this year as he was out from May 14 to June 18 with a strained left quad.
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