OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland A’s recalled outfielder Luis Barrera from Triple-A Las Vegas and designated right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz for assignment, the club announced today.
Barrera made his Major League debut earlier this year as he went 1-for-5 (.200) during a four-game stint with the A’s from May 18 to 26. He has spent the balance of the season with Las Vegas where he hit .276 with 16 doubles, six triples, four home runs, 37 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 96 games. The 25-year-old left-handed hitter batted .329 with runners in scoring position and hit .355 in September. Barrera started 32 games in right field, 32 in center field, 23 in left field and three at designated hitter.
Feliz was claimed off waivers from Boston a week ago today and pitched in one game for the A’s last Wednesday against Seattle (0.1 ip, 1 h, 1 bb). He has a save, a 7.20 ERA and .313 opponents batting average in 21 relief appearances overall this year with Oakland, Boston, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.