Mitchell began the 2011 campaign in Double-A before being promoted on July 3 to Triple-A Sacramento. He hit .355 in Double-A and finished the season at .302 in Triple-A for a combined .332 average, 29 doubles, 16 triples, 15 home runs, 78 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 130 games.
Mitchell tied for third in all of minor league baseball in triples, tied for fourth in hits (178), ranked fifth in walks and on-base percentage, tied for sixth in runs and tied for eighth in total bases (284). Originally selected by the A’s in the fifth round in 2006, he is a .286 career hitter with a .386 on-base percentage and 129 stolen bases in 645 games over six minor league seasons.
Additionally, the A's outrighted right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner and outfielder Cedric Hunter to Sacramento.
Scribner was claimed off waivers from San Diego Oct. 25 after posting a 7.07 ERA in 10 appearances. The 26-year-old spent the balance of the season with Triple-A Tucson, where he was 2-3 with 10 saves and a 4.71 ERA in 28 games.
Hunter was also claimed off waivers from the Padres Oct. 25. He was on San Diego’s Opening Day roster and made his big-league debut in 2011, going 1-for-4 with a walk in six games before being optioned to Tucson April 9. The 23-year-old left-handed hitter spent the remainder of the season with Tucson, batting .255 with two home runs and 33 RBI in 81 games. He was placed on the disabled list July 17 with a strained right groin, missing the remainder of the season.
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