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OAKLAND -- Though the A's hoped to retain Sam Fuld, they knew their chances to do so were slim.

On Sunday, the outfielder officially departed the organization after being claimed off waivers by an injury-depleted Twins club.

Fuld hit .200 with a pair of triples, a homer and four RBIs in seven games for the A's before he was designated for assignment April 12 upon Craig Gentry's return from the disabled list.

There simply wasn't room on Oakland's roster for five outfielders, despite Fuld's versatility and defensive ability. Gentry is equipped with a similar skill set and entered Sunday with seven hits in 17 at-bats (.412) since coming off the DL.

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