Under no circumstances is it good to lose a versatile bench piece like Pinder, although losing it now is particularly inadequate for A. Matt chapmanThe season ended with hip surgery. The A’s are now without both All-Star third baseman and his top backup infielder, who was probably in line with Chapman for a lot of work on Hot Corner.
The cheater Vimal Machin Started third base in tonight’s nightcap, and as Slusser notes, the new acquisition Tommy la stella Third base experience is also enough. Oakland chose La Stella as the second base upgrade, but La Stella can now conceive to play third base daily. Tony Kemp And Machin could handle the other. Noted possibility Sheldon nous It can also be called to play second or third, and in the second base platoon position, the right-handed hitting Neus is a more logical fit for a platoon with Kemp than Mackin, as Kemp and Mackin. Both are left-handed. Batsmen.
Eric Campbell And Nate Orf There are only other infielders with MLB experience at the optional training site for athletics, and either will be asked to join the 40-man roster. A already has an open 40-man spot, plus Chapman or Aj pook (Those who will undergo shoulder surgery) can be transferred to a 60-day IL to remove them from the 40-man and make more room for further additions, they are internal promotions or external signals.
Pinder took the .231 / .286 / .404 slash line in today’s play, as well as the utilitarian added two homers to his 56 plate appearances. Now in his fifth season in Oakland, Pinder has contributed to nearly league average offensive production (a career .244 .302 / .431 slash line), resulting in 98 wRC + and 98 OPS +, while every over. I am also playing on top of the diamond. Situation except pitcher and grips.