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MLB Short Timers in Bold Face

C Murphy-r / Vogt-l
1B Seth Brown-l / Neuse-r / Bride-r / Vogt-l
2B Kemp-l / Nick Allen-r / Bride-r
SS Elvis Andrus-r / Nick Allen-r /
3B Machin-l / Neuse-r / Bride-r
LF: Kemp-l / Pinder-r
CF Skye Bolt-s / Laureano-r / Pache-r / Barrera-l
RF Ramon Laureano-r / Piscotty-r
DH/PH Lowrie
Rotation: Irvin, Kaprielian, Blackburn, Sears, Oller, Waldichuk, Logue, Martinez, Koenig, Jefferies, Honeywell Jr,
Bullpen = Jackson, Puk, Jimenez, Moll, Acevedo, Guerra, Snead, Selman, Pruitt...

Why Move these Players?
  • Elvis: Frees SS for Nick Allen (Kemp returns to 2b?)
  • Piscotty: Frees a roster spot.
  • Lowrie: Frees a roster spot. Doesn't play defense at this point.
  • Vogt: Questionable. Frees a roster spot but only catching every 4th start since mid-july. Langeliers Is catching everyday at AAA and getting comfortable with the same pitchers as Murphy & Vogt A's may opt for a September call-up?
  • Pinder: Questionable. A's best utility player at many positions. Seems like a nice fit at LF if Kemp returns to 2b. If reasonable, I vote for re-signing for 2 or 3 more years.
  • Guerra: TJS

MiLB Prospects

Any Prospect, ...any level, no deadline. Example:
  • Claimed from LAA: ......1b/3b MacKinnon 3 options, Plus glove, high assists & DPs, everyday average bat thus far.
  • DFA: .............................. RP Wandisson Charles
Why switch Minor Leaguers?
  • Zero or low Options
  • Surplus Depth