OF Jake Smolinski Claimed Off Waivers by Oakland

Smolinski was designated for assignment on June 19

Chicago, IL - The Texas Rangers announced today that outfielder Jake Smolinski has been claimed off waivers by the Oakland A's. Smolinski will be optioned to Triple-A Nashville.

Smolinski was designated for assignment by Texas on June 19 when OF Ryan Rua was activated from the 60-day disabled list. The right-handed batter hit .133 with one homer and 6 RBI over three stints (Opening Day-May 13; May 22-27; June 2-18) with the Rangers this season.

The Rangers major league roster remains at 40 players.