Oakland A's MLN: Baisley Back; Carignan Debut

Saturday was filled with roster changes throughout the Oakland A's system. We take a look at those changes, the debut of Andrew Carignan and more inside...

Baisley Off Of DL

Midland thirdbaseman Jeff Baisley was activated off of the DL on Saturday. Baisley had been sidelined with an injured knee since June 17.

It didn't take Baisley long to get back into the swing of things. He went 2-4 in Midland's loss to Corpus Christi on Saturday and scored a run. The 2006 Midwest League MVP is now batting .292 with an 825 OPS in 65 games this season for the Rockhounds.

Carignan Debuts

Oakland A's fifth round pick Andrew Carignan made his professional debut for the Kane County Cougars in their loss on Saturday night. The right-hander allowed one unearned run in one inning of work. He walked two and didn't strike out a batter. He didn't allow a hit.

Carignan led the NCAA with 18 saves this season and is the all-time leader in saves during the College World Series. He is one of two North Carolina Tar Heels to be drafted by the A's this season. Shortstop Josh Horton of Vancouver is the other.

Deaton To Stockton; Landeros Released

Right-hander Kevin Deaton's rehab took another step on Saturday, as he was added to the roster of the Stockton Ports. The Midland right-hander had been sidelined from full-season ball since the second day of the season.

Deaton had been rehabbing with the Arizona A's. In five relief appearances, Deaton worked seven scoreless innings for the Arizona A's, allowing three hits and striking out seven. Deaton debuted with Stockton on Saturday, working a scoreless 1.2 innings for the Ports in their loss to the San Jose Giants. He struck out two.

Landeros was released from the organization to make room for Deaton on the roster. Landeros began the year on the suspended list. He made 12 appearances with the Ports and four appearances with Sacramento this season, posting a combined 8.41 ERA.

Lewis Clears Waivers

Right-hander Colby Lewis, who was designated for assignment earlier in the week by the A's, has cleared waivers. He will be added to the Sacramento roster on Sunday and make the start for the River Cats.

Lewis had been with the A's since early May. He was 0-2 with a 8.06 ERA in 19 appearances, 18 in relief, for the A's. Lewis had been 5-1 with a 2.31 ERA in eight starts for the River Cats earlier in the season.

Street Rehabs With River Cats

A's closer Huston Street made his minor league rehab appearance for the River Cats. He started the game and pitched one scoreless inning for the River Cats in their win over Salt Lake. He struck out two in the scoreless frame.

Morris Returns

Catcher Jed Morris returned to game action this weekend. Morris, who survived a bout with acute lymphocytic leukemia last season, has finally returned to live game action. Morris began the season in extended spring training to work himself back into game shape. Unfortunately, he broke his hamate bone during his time in extended spring, delaying his return. He is now with the A's Rookie Ball team and could rejoin a full-season affiliate by the end of the month.

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