The A's have claimed pitcher Jeff Francis on waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.
Left-handed pitcher Joe Savery was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to clear a 25-man roster spot for the left-handed Francis.
To get Francis on the 40-man roster, infielder Jake Elmore was moved onto the 60-day disabled list.
Francis, a 10-year vet, was 4-3 with a 3.33 ERA at Triple-A Louisville before coming up to pitch in a doubleheader this week for Cincinnati.
Savery was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three relief appearances. He was recalled from Sacramento on May 9, with 4-0 record 3.86 ERA in 10 relief appearances with the River Cats.