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Minor Moves: Blevins, Tanner, Ransom

BALTIMORE - MAY 26:  Jerry Blevins #13 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on May 26, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE - MAY 26: Jerry Blevins #13 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on May 26, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Let's round up yesterday's minor moves:

  • The Oakland Athletics designated left-handed pitcher Jerry Blevins for assignment, as first reported by Jane Lee of MLB.com. Lee adds Blevins will clear waivers and report to Class Triple-A Sacramento. Blevins, 27, is posting a 3.80 ERA, 8.4 K/9, and a 5.9 BB/9 across 21 1/3 innings of work in the warehouse that is the Oakland Coliseum.
  • The San Francisco Giants designated left-handed pitcher Clayton Tanner for assignment, the team announced. The move was made in order to clear roster space on the 40-man roster for southpaw Erik Surkamp. A former third-round selection in the 2006 draft, the 23-year-old Tanner hasn't made an appearance at the majors yet. He's posting a 4.29 ERA, 6.8 K/9, and a 2.6 BB/9 in his second year at Class Double-A Richmond.
  • After being designated for assignment last Thursday, infielder Cody Ransom has accepted his outright assignment to Class Triple-A Reno, according to Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona. Ransom hit .152/.243/.303 in only 37 plate appearances at the major league level this season, but is hitting .331/.412/.657 with 26 homers in 396 plate appearances in the hitter-friendly PCL league.