A's release righty Dominguez

A's release righty Dominguez

The Oakland A's announced on Wednesday that they have released right-handed pitcher Juan Dominguez.

The move made room for Alan Embree on the 40-man roster. Embree was signed by the A's on Wednesday to a two-year contract and spent 2006 with the Padres.

Dominguez spent the 2006 season at Triple-A Sacramento, where he was 5-10 with a 5.85 ERA in 17 games, 16 starts.

He was placed on the disabled list on July 7 with a strained right ankle and missed the remainder of the season.

Dominguez was acquired by the A's from the Texas Rangers on March 31, 2006, in a three-team deal that saw the A's send Freddie Bynum to the Chicago Cubs and John Rheinecker to the Rangers.

The 26-year-old Dominguez spent parts of three seasons with Texas from 2003-05 and is 5-10 with a 4.60 ERA in 32 career Major League appearances, 17 starts.

Ryan Quinn is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.