A's place 1B Barton on 15-day DL

The Oakland A's placed first baseman Daric Barton on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to March 24 with a strained right shoulder.

Barton was limited to just seven games this spring. He hit .176 with a double.

In 67 games for the A's last season, Barton batted .212 with 13 doubles and 21 RBI.

In five major league seasons -- all with Oakland -- Barton is a career .252 hitter with 26 home runs and 157 RBI.