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A's Select Nunez from Single-A Stockton; Hassan Claimed by Baltimore

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's selected infielder Renato Nuñez from Single-A Stockton, the club announced today. In addition, outfielder Alex Hassan was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.

Nuñez was named to the California League Postseason All-Star Team after batting .279 with 29 home runs and 96 RBI in 124 games at Single-A Stockton last year. He tied for fourth in the Cal League in home runs and RBI. The 20-year-old right-handed hitter ranked second in the A's farm system in home runs, RBI and extra base hits (60), third in slugging (.517) and fourth in hits (142).

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's selected infielder Renato Nuñez from Single-A Stockton, the club announced today. In addition, outfielder Alex Hassan was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.

Nuñez was named to the California League Postseason All-Star Team after batting .279 with 29 home runs and 96 RBI in 124 games at Single-A Stockton last year. He tied for fourth in the Cal League in home runs and RBI. The 20-year-old right-handed hitter ranked second in the A's farm system in home runs, RBI and extra base hits (60), third in slugging (.517) and fourth in hits (142).

Nuñez was signed by the A's as a non-drafted free agent July 2, 2010 at the age of 16. The native of Venezuela is a .275 career hitter with 57 home runs and 251 RBI in 347 games over four professional seasons. He has played exclusively third base on defense. Nuñez is currently playing for Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League and is batting .281 with four home runs and 22 RBI in 28 games.

Hassan was claimed off waivers from Boston on Monday. He made his Major League debut with the Red Sox in 2014 and went 1 for 8 (.125) with a walk in three games over two stints. Hassan spent the balance of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket where he batted .287 with eight home runs and 55 RBI in 114 games.

The complete 2014 and career statistics for Nunez follow:

NUNEZ

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

SLG

OBP

Stockton (A)

.279

124

509

75

142

28

3

29

96

34

113

2

0

.517

.336

CAREER

.275

347

1371

195

377

85

6

57

251

85

323

9

4

.470

.327

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