The Athletics have designated utilityman Andy Parrino for assignment, the club announced. Both Ike Davis and Edward Mujica are coming off the DL, creating a need for two roster spots (with the other created by the optioning of reliever Arnold Leon).
Parrino saw only eight turns at bat this year for Oakland. All said, he owns a .175/.280/.244 slash line in 288 big league plate appearances over parts of five seasons at the game’s highest level. In his 1,500 career trips to the plate at Triple-A, Parrino owns a .272/.353/.392 overall slash line.
The 29-year-old is, of course, valued for his defensive versatility first and foremost. As a big leaguer, he’s seen most of his time up the middle on the infield dirt while also filling in periodically at third and the corner outfield.