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Cubs claim Frank Schwindel off waivers from A’s

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Farewell, Frank The Tank!

Boston Red Sox v Oakland Athletics Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images

The Oakland A’s officially bid farewell to a player on Sunday, as slugger Frank Schwindel was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.

The A’s designated Schwindel for assignment on Friday, to make room on the roster for the activation of fellow designated hitter Mitch Moreland from the injured list. After being DFA’d, Schwindel was put on waivers and the Cubs grabbed him.

The 29-year-old played in eight games for Oakland this season, his first action in the majors since 2019 with the Royals. In his first at-bat for the A’s, he launched the first homer of his MLB career. Prior to his call-up he added another 16 dingers in Triple-A Las Vegas, in 45 minor league games.

  • Schwindel, 2021 OAK: 3-for-20 (.150), HR, double, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 5 Ks

It wasn’t a long run for Frank The Tank in the Bay Area, but he donned the green-and-gold and made his mark. Now he’ll move to Chicago, his second city of the season, and look to hit the groundling running.