The Oakland A’s have been busy when it comes to adding pieces to the edges of their roster.
This quest to find other options and possible depth pieces has continued recently. According to Baseball America, the A’s have signed utility man Pablo Reyes to a minor league deal.
Pablo Reyes latest utility option for Oakland A’s
Reyes is the type of player that the A’s tend to gravitate towards. He has experience at all three outfield positions, second, third, and short. He has displayed an ability to make plenty of contact in the minors while being capable of working the count and drawing a walk. Reyes has also displayed decent speed and a knack for stealing bases, giving him a slightly different element than most of the other utility options on the edges of the A’s roster.
However, just like these other options, Reyes has not done much with his opportunities in the majors. He has 323 plate appearances over parts of four seasons, posting a .238/.307/.361 batting line with six homers and 14 doubles while stealing five bases.
That is still more production than most of the other pieces that the A’s have brought in thus far in free agency. Given his ability to play virtually everywhere, his comparatively decent major league track record could give him a leg up on the competition in regards to a bench role. Reyes is also out of options, meaning that if he is part of the major league roster, he will have to stick around or be placed on waivers if the A’s look to send him back to Triple-A.
The Oakland A’s have added yet another utility man to the edges of their roster. Pablo Reyes is the latest player to have signed a minor league deal.