BALTIMORE — A’s manager Bob Melvin says it’s time to look to the future, and that’s clearly the reason the struggling club shipped veteran outfielder Rajai Davis to the Boston Red Sox after their 8-7, 12-inning loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.
The A’s dealt the 36-year-old Davis, who was batting .233 with five home runs and 18 RBIs in 100 games this year, to the Red Sox for minor league outfielder Rafael Rincones.
Melvin said before the game that the club would be looking toward the future and that was one reason the A’s called up rookie right-hander Daniel Gossett from Triple A Nashville for Wednesday’s start against Baltimore.
Marcus Semien was back in the starting line-up on Wednesday, one day after being forced to the bench due to scar-tissue irritation on his surgically repaired wrist.
— Right-hander Paul Blackburn, forced to leave Tuesday’s game in the fifth inning after being hit on the wrist on a comebacker by Trey Mancini, might not miss his next scheduled start.
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