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Ben Copeland | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 191
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Athletics returned OF Ben Copeland returned to Triple-A Fresno.
Copeland, a rule five draftee, was designated for assignment last week, but wasn't claimed off the waiver wire. He didn't have any at-bats after being activated from the disabled list with a shoulder injury in early May. Fri, May 15, 2009 06:38:00 PM

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Athletics designated outfielder Ben Copeland for assignment.

Copeland, a rule 5 draftee, didn't receive an at-bat after being activated from the disabled list on May 5. He spent the first few weeks of the season on the disabled list with a sprained shoulder.
Sat, May 9, 2009 03:11:00 PM

Athletics activated outfielder Ben Copeland from the 15-day disabled list.

Copeland is very likely to prove to be a waste of a roster spot, but what's one more? The Rule 5 pick from the Giants organization hit .261/.334/.417 in 372 at-bats for Double-A Connecticut last season. He had gone 6-for-13 on his rehab assignment after going down this spring with a sprained shoulder.
Tue, May 5, 2009 09:44:00 PM

Athletics placed outfielder Ben Copeland on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a sprained left shoulder.

Copeland, a Rule 5 pick from the Giants, was never a threat to make the A's, but the team will be able to keep him around because of the injury he sustained last month.
Sat, Apr 4, 2009 08:13:00 PM

Rule 5 outfielder Ben Copeland injured his right shoulder making a catch at the center field wall on Monday.

Copeland was sent to see a doctor, but there's no word yet as to whether or not he'll miss any game action.
Mon, Mar 16, 2009 08:35:00 PM

Athletics selected outfielder Ben Copeland from the Giants with the 10th pick in the Rule 5 draft.

Copeland hit .261/.334/.417 in 372 at-bats for Double-A Connecticut and .341/.417/.388 in 85 at-bats for Triple-A Fresno as a 24-year-old last season. He stole 24 bases in all. An average defensive center fielder and a left-handed hitter, he has a chance at a career as a reserve outfielder. If the A's carry him, it would likely be at the expense of another outfielder they picked up from the Giants, Rajai Davis.
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 01:24:00 PM

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