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Ben Copeland | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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PosRoleName
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2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3Tony Wolters
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Destin Hood
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
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PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Trevor Bauer
5T.J. House
6Gavin Floyd
7Tyler Cloyd
8Shaun Marcum
9Cody Anderson
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R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Shawn Armstrong
12Dustin Molleken