|May 17 5:03 PM PT6:03 PM MT7:03 PM CT8:03 PM ET20:03 ET0:03 GMT8:03 CST5:03 PM MST7:03 PM EST7:33 PM VEN4:03 UAE (+1)7:03 PM CT-The A's promoted Okajima from Triple-A Sacramento and designated right-hander Chris Resop for assignment.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Okajima was 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 14 games with the River Cats. He last appeared in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 2011.
|Feb. 11 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 CST2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-The Oakland Athletics and Okajima have finalized a minor league contract after he passed a physical.
Analysis: Okajima played last season for Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League, going 0-2 with a 0.94 ERA and nine saves in 56 relief appearances. He allowed only one home run and walked six batters in 47 2-3 innings He spent the 2007-11 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, then signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees and was released at the start of 2012 spring training when he failed a physical.