Athletics designate 1B Jesus Aguilar amid 1-for-20 skid

The Oakland Athletics designated first baseman Jesus Aguilar for assignment on Monday.

Aguilar, 32, is batting .221 with five home runs and nine RBIs in 36 games this season, his first in Oakland. He was 1-for-20 in his past seven games.

Aguilar is a career .253 hitter with 114 home runs and 402 RBIs in 10 seasons with six teams. He was an All-Star in 2018 with Milwaukee, slugging a career-high 35 home runs and driving in a career-best 108 runs.

In other roster moves by the A's, third baseman Jonah Bride was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, right-hander Paul Blackburn was activated from the injured list and right-hander Garrett Acton was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Blackburn, who is scheduled to start against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, hasn't pitched since last August, first because of right middle finger inflammation, a cracked fingernail during spring training, a blister in his rehab assignment and a recent paternity leave.

Blackburn, who is entering his seventh season, made a combined six rehab starts for Class A Stockton and Triple-A Las Vegas, going 0-0 with a 7.50 ERA.