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Oakland A’s release Santiago Casilla; select reliever Bobby Cassevah in Rule 5 draft

The A’s selected right-hander Bobby Cassevah, a reliever from the Los Angeles Angels’ organization, in this morning’s Rule 5 draft that concluded the winter meetings. To make room on their 40-man roster, they released reliever Santiago Casilla, a member of the bullpen off and on since 2004.

The A’s will send $50,000 to the Angels for Cassevah’s rights. Cassevah, 24, must remain on Oakland’s 25-man roster for the entire 2010 season or be offered back to the Angels for $25,000.

“We felt like he had a good shot to come in and compete in our bullpen,” assistant GM David Forst said. “He had a phenomenal year in the Texas League, a 4-to-1 ground-ball ratio, and he’s given up six homers in his entire minor league career.”

The A’s didn’t have any of their prospects chosen in the draft …

Joe Stiglich

  • daveinsm

    Pedro Feliz just signed with the Astros, wonder if that means A’s will pursue Tejada now….