Ask and ye shall receive… eventually.
Yesterday marked the first transaction post from BA of the year, and only a mere 38 days after the one prior.
Like the Democratic presidential hopefuls aside from Biden, the pickings are slim:
- 1B Dérmis Garcia
- RHP Samuel Reyes
- RHP Ty Tice
- OF-1B Juan Yepez
Garcia had a cup of coffee with the A’s in 2022 (39G, .652 OPS) and spent most of 2023 in Las Vegas, posting a slightly better than Lg. Avg. .891 OPS.
Reyes is on his third organization as the age of 27 (turns 28 in March) and split time between AA and AAA last summer with 23 appearances in the Southern League and 10 in the I.L. with a combined mark of 6-3, 3.19 and two saves.
Tice is also on system #3 while spending time in both AA and AAA in 2023, posting a 5.23 ERA in the former across 25 appearances and a 7.94 ERA in the latter over 10 appearances.
Yepez, who was the first to sign this offseason, has spent the past two seasons bouncing between AAA Memphis and the Cardinals.
Ordinarily this is where I caution readers from assuming that the roster these guys are on now is where they’ll be in March, but you can probably place a Duke Bros. bet that at least three of these guys will be assigned to Rochester if they’re not cut in spring training.