PHOENIX -- The A's on Thursday announced they had acquired infielder Jake Elmore in a cash deal from the Chicago White Sox.
Elmore, who plays mostly short and second, is a longshot to make the A's opening day roster. In six minor league seasons, Elmore, 26, has a career .291 average with 110 steals. He has a .223 lifetime average in 82 games with the Houston Astros anmd Arizona Diamondbacks over the 2012-13 seasons.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Elmore, infielder Andy Parrino was designated for assignment. The A's have 10 days to trade Parrino, release him or sign him to a minor league deal, with the third option seemingly the most likely.