A's place Elmore on DL with quadriceps strain
Outfielder Taylor and infielder Nakajima outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento
The Oakland A's announced Thursday that they have voided infielder Jake Elmore's option to Triple-A Sacramento in favor of placing him on the disabled list. Elmore is suffering from a strained left quadriceps and will have his roster move backdated to last Friday to reflect his injury.
Oakland also announced a couple other moves on Thursday. Outfielder Michael Taylor cleared waivers and was outrighted to Sacramento, and infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima was also outrighted to Sacramento. Nakajima, a veteran of Japan's Pacific League, batted .283 for Sacramento last season.
The A's acquired Elmore, a shortstop, from the White Sox for cash considerations at the beginning of Spring Training, and he batted .314 in 24 Cactus League games for Oakland. Elmore split last season between Houston and Triple-A Oklahoma City, and he batted .242 in 52 games with the Astros.
Nakajima's stay in Oakland was a short one. The A's selected his contract from Sacramento on Saturday in order to designate Taylor for assignment, but he was optioned back to Triple-A later the same day.