The Athletics announced today that catcher Chris Herrmann was released. He had rejected an outright assignment after clearing release waivers.
Herrmann was dropped from the MLB roster recently when the A’s decided to add backstop Beau Taylor. The club preferred the long-time minor-leaguer, who has a notable amount of experience with some of the organization’s recently promoted young pitchers.
While Herrmann was and is earning at a $1MM rate this year, the Oakland org wasn’t getting what it had hoped for out of the 31-year-old. He drew that deal after a strong offensive showing last season, but was slashing just .202/.280/.274 in 94 plate appearances this year before being cut loose.