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Baseball: A’s send ex-Bear Tyson Ross to minors

The A’s optioned former Cal star Tyson Ross to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday to make roster room for Yoenis Cespedes.

Ross was 2-6 with a 5.94 ERA in nine starts this season. He gave up four runs and three walks in five innings Wednesday in a loss to Minnesota, and he had a 7.34 ERA over his past seven outings.

Jeff Faraudo