At some point, Brent Honeywell Jr. will make his Oakland A’s debut. It just will not happen right now.
Honeywell was activated from the Injured List on Sunday. However, instead of being brought up to the majors, he was optioned to Las Vegas, keeping him in Triple-A for the time being.
Oakland A’s will give Brent Honeywell a look at some point
This move does not mean that Honeywell will not appear with the A’s this season. The front office has been clear that they want to give him a look at some point before the 2022 campaign comes to a close. That time could come in the next few days, especially considering how quickly the A’s have cycled through bullpen arms.
However, it makes sense that the A’s would give Honeywell more time in Triple-A first. He had not fared well thus far, allowing ten runs on 15 hits, including four homers, and three walks in 8.2 innings, striking out eight. While minor league results may not mean much, especially in the offensively charged environment of Las Vegas, the A’s had to hope for a lot better.
The A’s would also need to make a move to bring Honeywell to the majors. He appears to have been quietly placed on waivers, passing through unclaimed, just after being activated. As he was on the 60 day IL, he had not been occupying a roster spot for the A’s. That will continue to be the case for now.
None of this means that Honeywell will not debut for the A’s this season. It is a matter of his staying healthy and starting to find success at Triple-A first. Should that happen, Honeywell could find his way back to the majors.
Brent Honeywell has been activated from the Injured List and was optioned to Triple-A. That does not mean a debut with the Oakland A’s is out of the question.