PHOENIX -- The A's are down to 38 players in camp after making seven cuts on Sunday.
Infielder Grant Green and outfielder Michael Taylor were optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following Sunday's game against the Cubs, and outfielder Michael Choice, infielders Scott Moore and Darwin Perez, catcher David Freitas and reliever Brian Gordon -- all non-roster invitees -- were reassigned to Minor League camp.
With crowds already filling Oakland's outfield, infield and bullpen, all seven players were expected to begin the regular season in the Minors, no matter their numbers this spring. Still, the A's have to like what they saw from them in the last month.
Green, who provides infield depth at Sacramento, hit .409 in 15 games, with Choice -- largely in Oakland's future outfield plans -- offering an equally impressive performance with a .310 average in 19 games.
The 27-year-old Taylor missed some time with a freak pinky injury but, after getting off to a slow start, finished with a handful of good at-bats and exited camp batting .217. This is the fourth consecutive season he will begin the year in Sacramento.
The versatile Moore (.200), who played in 72 games with the Astros last year, is a nice option to have at Triple-A. The same goes for Gordon, who allowed seven runs (four earned) in 7 1/3 innings spanning four Cactus League games.
Perez and Freitas, meanwhile, will likely need more seasoning before being considered for the big league club, having not yet played past the Double-A level. Perez hit .333 in 15 at-bats, and Freitas batted .471 through 17.