An’s Announce Various Minor-League Signings
The A’s declared a spate of small time signings this evening, some of which were recently announced by Susan Slusser and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. On the pitching side, the club brought on board left-hander Lucas Luetge and right-handers Ian Gardeck, Zach Lee, and Brian Schlitter. They confirmed the prior detailed marking of Jaime Schultz. Oakland likewise included profundity the position player side, marking catcher Carlos Pérez, and infielders Eric Campbell, Nate Orf and Ryan Goins. Every one of the nine players will get a solicitation to MLB camp in spring preparing.
Of those players, just Gardeck doesn’t have some MLB experience. The previous Giants’ farmhand hurled 18.2 help innings with a 2.41 ERA last season for Tampa Bay’s AA partner in Montgomery. Campbell and Schlitter spent last season in the An’s association, with Schlitter contributing six MLB games for Oakland.
Aside from Schlitter, just Goins arrived at the game’s most significant level in 2019, his seventh straight year logging MLB activity. The previous Blue Jay took 163 plate appearances for the White Sox and sliced .250/.333/.347. That tops the .230/.279/.335 (65 wRC+) line the infielder has amassed over his vocation. He, Campbell, and Orf, a previous Brewers’ possibility, could all strive for an utility job this spring.