Athletics sent 1B Daric Barton outright to Triple-A Sacramento.
Barton cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. This is actually the second time he has gone unclaimed since the end of spring training, which speaks to how far his stock has fallen in recent years. The 27-year-old batted .143 (3-for-21) in eight games with the A's and will function as minor league depth.
Pat Neshek owns a 2.81 ERA over 18 appearances.
Born and bred in Minnesota, Neshek has been a decent middle reliever since he was unceremoniously waived by the Twins prior to the 2011 season. Over the last two seasons in Oakland, he's posted a 2.02 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 27/14 K/BB ratio over 42 appearances.
Bartolo Colon pitched the A's past the Rangers by allowing just two runs over seven innings on Monday.
Colon walked as many batters tonight (two) as he did in his first eight starts combined, but he had his best outing in a month anyway, winning for the first time since April 23. He's 4-2 with a 4.31 ERA overall.
Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with a homer, two walks and three runs scored versus the Rangers on Monday.
The A's are hoping Smith's slump is over. His OPS dropped from 1.072 on April 23 to .933 on April 30 to .755 on May 17, but he's now gone 4-for-8 in his last two games. Of course, it was in late April and early May that the A's really needed him. Now that Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp and Chris Young are healthy again, Smith isn't so important to the attack anymore.
John Jaso's right leg is still bothering him a bit, but he could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday.
He'll be available off the bench Monday. Jaso has been sore since being hit by a pitch last Wednesday, but the malady isn't a big concern.
Josh Reddick (wrist) will try taking batting practice on Friday.
If it goes well, he'll be cleared to begin a rehab assignment. Reddick discussed last week the possibility of surgery on his right wrist, but he's been able to take dry swings with no issues. If he doesn't suffer any setbacks, it seems possible that he could be activated sometime next week.