Veteran Brian Fuentes released

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics have released left-hander Brian Fuentes.

The move announced Wednesday comes a little more than a week after the team designated Fuentes for assignment. The reliever finished 2-2 with five saves, three blown saves and a 6.84 ERA in 26 outings this season. He recorded his 200th save May 2 at Boston to become the sixth left-hander in major league history to reach that mark.

The 36-year-old Fuentes has 204 career saves with a 3.58 ERA in 644 career appearances spanning 12 seasons with five clubs. He went 0-2 with a save, two blown saves, a 19.50 ERA and a .452 opponents' batting average in his final seven outings.