Outfielder Bobby Kielty will not opt for free agency; he’ll head to Triple A for the Red Sox.
Kielty, a 31 year-old switch-hitter, batted .218/.287/.287 in 87 ABs for the A’s and Red Sox last year. In his defense, he battled back and calf issues. Kielty can handle all three outfield positions and typically handles lefties well. He’ll await a Coco Crisp trade to create an opportunity for him in Boston.