A's release closer Fuentes

BY foxsports • July 11, 2012

The Oakland Athletics have released left-hander Brian Fuentes.

The move announced Wednesday comes a little more than a week after the team designated Fuentes for assignment. The reliever finished 2-2 with five saves, three blown saves and a 6.84 ERA in 26 outings this season, including recording his 200th save May 2 at Boston to become the sixth left-hander in major league history to reach the mark.

The 36-year-old has 204 career saves with a 3.58 ERA in 644 career appearances over 12 seasons with five clubs. He went 0-2 with a save, two blown saves, a 19.50 ERA and .452 opponents' average over his final seven outings.

Oakland returns to play Friday at Minnesota.

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