OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -The Athletics optioned infielder Donnie Murphy to Triple-A Sacramento before Oakland's game Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Murphy was sent down to make room for right-hander Ruddy Lugo, who was claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Thursday.
Murphy had two stints with the A's and went 0-for-4 in five games. He appeared in one game with the A's during his first stint, from May 23 to June 1. He was recalled a second time on June 8.
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