INF Luke Hughes was claimed on waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. With 3B Josh Donaldson batting .094, the A's will look to give Hughes, 27, a chance at that spot, though he primarily has played second (40 games) and first (37 games) in the majors, with 16 games at third. The A's now have three Australians -- Hughes and RHPs Grant Balfour and Rich Thompson -- on their roster.
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