The Oakland Athletics shipped third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, August 23rd. The Rockies have subsequently called him up to join the club on Wednesday.
Kouzmanoff, a UALR alum, began the 2011 season with Oakland, but proceeded to struggle at the plate. In 46 games, the 29-year old hit a mere .221 while hitting only 4 homeruns. Consequently, the Athletics opted to send to AAA Sacramento on Monday, June 6th. In 61 minor league games, Kouzmanoff hit .301 with 13 homeruns.