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A's send Savery to Triple-A Sacramento

CLEVELAND -- Left-hander Joe Savery left the team after Sunday's game to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.

Oakland initially planned to put Savery on the paternity list, but instead, he was sent down to Triple-A Sacramento, to make room for Jeff Francis on the active roster.

Savery threw the final two scoreless innings in Sunday's 13-3 win, giving up two hits and walking one.

"He's going to fly back and [the doctors will] induce [labor] tomorrow," manager Bob Melvin said. "We'll cross our fingers for him. This is his first child. We're all excited for him."

Stephen Ellsesser is a contributor to
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