San Francisco Giants Acquire Outfielder From Oakland Athletics

The San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Cal Stevenson from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for cash considerations.

Stevenson was designated for assignment by the A's last week to make room for utility player Tyler Wade on their 40-man roster. Despite performing well in Triple-A, the Athletics decided to remove him from their roster and expose him to waivers.

Fortunately, Stevenson was able to avoid waivers and find a new home with the Giants.

Stevenson had a strong start to the Triple-A season with a .348 batting average, .483 on-base percentage, .435 slugging percentage, two RBI, and three stolen bases in seven games before being designated for assignment.

The 26-year-old outfielder has consistently posted impressive on-base percentages in the minors, but his lack of power and limited defensive abilities suggest that he may only be suited for minor league play.

Stevenson made his debut in the majors last year with the A's but struggled with a batting average of .167 and an OBP of .261 in 71 plate appearances.

Overall, the trade provides Stevenson with a fresh opportunity to prove himself with the Giants' top affiliate in Sacramento, while the A's continue to make roster moves in an effort to improve their team. Photo Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports