Oakland A’s bring back Skye Bolt

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 29: Skye Bolt #49 0f the Oakland Athletics runs out a ground ball during an exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians at Las Vegas Ballpark on February 29, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Athletics defeated the Indians 8-6. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 29: Skye Bolt #49 0f the Oakland Athletics runs out a ground ball during an exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians at Las Vegas Ballpark on February 29, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Athletics defeated the Indians 8-6. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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At the end of spring training, the Oakland A’s made the decision to designate Skye Bolt for assignment. His spot on the 40 man roster had been needed when Jed Lowrie proved to be healthy and won a place on the Opening Day roster, and Bolt was not considered to have much of a place in the A’s future. He was claimed by the Giants, eventually returning to the majors for a brief stint before being designated for assignment once again.

Now, a month later, Bolt is back. The A’s have acquired him from the Giants for the ever popular cash considerations.

Oakland A’s lose Skye Bolt only to pay to bring him back

Bolt’s time in San Francisco was hardly memorable. He appeared in two games, striking out in his only plate appearance. He made two putouts during his two innings in left, which was essentially the highlight of his time in the Giants’ organization.

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In a way, his return shows what the organization thinks of Bolt. He is obviously considered a solid player and a valuable depth piece despite what could be considered as relatively pedestrian production. Bolt had a .249/.335/.426 batting line in 1974 minor league plate appearances, hitting 99 doubles and 54 homers while stealing 47 bases.

Bolt does have the potential to be an intriguing player with his blend of solid pop and decent speed. But he is also a relatively interchangeable piece, the type of outfielder who lasts on the cusp of the 40 man roster due to his tools even though he has not been able to put everything together.

Presumably, this will not change much for the A’s. They are out of a bit of cash as they have brought Bolt back into the organization. He will once again serve as a depth option, ticketed for Triple-A as he waits for another opportunity at the major league level.

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Skye Bolt is back with the Oakland A’s. A month after he was lost to the San Francisco Giants, the A’s paid to bring him back into the organization.

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