The A’s have designated 37-year old lefty reliever Hideki Okajima for assignment. Okajima pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the A’s this year and he was 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA and a 2.25 WHIP. He also pitched in 37 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he was 1-3 with 1 save, a 4.22 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. This isn’t much of a loss for the A’s moving forward.
UPDATE: (9/7/2013) - The A’s have outrighted Hideki Okajima to AAA.