Oakland A’s Claim Giants’ Travis Blackley Off Waivers

By Bryan Rose

Although few hearts will shatter over the news, it’s never enjoyable to see a member of your roster claimed by another organization – and that’s exactly what happened to everybody’s favorite Aussie, Travis Blackley, as he was claimed by the Oakland Athletics via waivers this afternoon.

The Giants had designated Blackley after activating Jeremy Affeldt from the disabled list this past Sunday.

This will be Blackley’s second stint for the Athletics organization, his prior coming in 2010.

Good luck across the Bay.