The A's have given up on former Cal star Tyson Ross, as they sent the right-handed pitcher to the San Diego Padres on Friday for infielder Andy Parrino and left-hander Andrew Werner.
Going to the Padres with Ross is minor-league first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones.
Ross had a tough season for the A's. He was 2-11 with a 6.50 ERA on a team that went 94-68 and won the American League West. Ross was 2-9 with a 6.45 ERA in 13 starts, and 0-2, 7.20 in five relief appearances. But the Berkeley native is only 25 years old, so he has time to right his career.
Parrino batted .207 with one home run and six RBI in 55 games with San Diego. He appeared in 26 games at shortstop, 15 games at second base, two games at third base and one game in right field. The 27-year-old switch-hitter had a .328 average at Triple-A Tucson.
Werner was 2-3 with a 5.58 ERA in eight starts with the Padres.
Kirby-Jones had 21 homers and 86 walks in 115 games for Single-A Stockton. But he hit just .248.