The A’s have placed outfielder Travis Buck on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. He has played in 11 games for the A’s this season and he is 7 for 32 (.219 avg, .699 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer, 2 RBIs and 1 stolen base. The A’s have recalled 28-year old righty swinging Matt Carson to replace Buck on the roster. Carson has played in 14 games in AAA-ball this season and he is 20 for 56 (.357 avg, .864 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 6 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. It will be interesting to see what Carson does this time around for the A’s. He played in 10 games for the A’s in his first taste of the majors last season in which he was 6 for 21 (.286 avg, .702 OPS) with 1 run scored, 1 homer and 5 RBIs.