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Dan Otero

A's activate Coco Crisp, sign former Blue Jay Danny Valencia

OAKLAND, Calif. It was another busy roster day for the A's as they reinstated left fielder Coco Crisp from the disabled list, recalled right-handed pitcher Arnold Leon and claimed infielder/outfielder Danny Valencia from the Toronto Blue Jays. To make room on the roster, the A's optioned right-handed pitcher Dan Otero and outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville. At the same time, Oakland reinstated switch-pitcher Pat Venditte from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville. Valencia primarily plays in left field and at third base, but he also has spent time at first base, second base and right field. He is expected to join the club in Oakland on Tuesday, at...