Does any other team make moves the way the A’s do?
In the span of less than eight hours, they signed first baseman Daric Barton to a one-year deal, had reliever Jim Miller claimed off waivers by the Yankees, and traded for reliever Chris Resop from the Pirates.
Now, you can add two more transactions to that list:
Rosales Signs One-Year Deal
The A’s agreed to a one-year contract with utility player Adam Rosales.
Rosales spent much of the past two seasons in the minor leagues, but has contributed well in his short time with the A’s. He hit .222 with two home runs in 42 games last season, and is a career .226 hitter with 15 home runs in five seasons with the Reds and A’s.
Rosario Designated for Assignment
After acquiring reliever Sandy Rosario from the Red Sox two days ago, the A’s designated him for assignment to make room for Resop.
Rosario has pitched in 10 games over three seasons with the Florida/Miami Marlins, and has allowed 13 runs in 7.2 innings.
To conclude, it’s safe to say that Billy Beane does not shy away from making moves, and today is a perfect example. You can bet that there will be many more changes to this roster by Opening Day in 2013.