The A’s have claimed right-hander Domingo Tapia off of waivers from the Royals and optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Athletics designated Mickey McDonald for assignment.
Tapia, 30, has not appeared with the Royals this season. He appeared with the Royals, Mariners, and Red Sox over the past two seasons, however. Tapia owns a career 2.61 ERA over 38 innings between the three teams, notching most of that experience with the Royals last season.
McDonald, 27, has walked twice but failed to notch a base hit in his first six plate appearances. The switch-hitter doesn’t hit for power, but he did put together a .305/.402/.390 line in 430 plate appearances with Double-A and Triple-A last season. He’s likely to pass through waivers and return to the A’s Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.
The Baseball Fan (Doesn’t like the Cubs)
Tapia has got good stuff. Interesting to see if Oakland can turn him into a legit reliever.
Daniel Bard had “good stuff” before he started his 9 year odyssey to find home plate.
In 2019 and 2020 with the AAA Red Sox Tapia walked way too many batters. It is the same reason Darwinzon Hernandez will never be a successful MLB pitcher…
If a pitcher can not consistently get the ball over the plate, it does not matter how hard he throws.
Zachary D Manprin
Domingo Acevedo, we hardly knew ye…that’s a lie. We knew by the 3 HR in 9 innings. Pack your bags in anticipation of the DFA call.
So obviously you don’t want to give up home runs, but I don’t think it’s as big of a deal as people make it. If anything, I’d rather a run score on a solo shot than on 3 base hits.
Zachary D Manprin
Last night Acevedo gave up four consecutive extra base hits including a home run. At the Coliseum. Do you want to rethink your game theory, maybe?
I didn’t see this game, I was just making a general statement. Particularly after I noticed Nathan Eovaldi has given up 7 home runs this year but has a 3 something ERA
Justin Grimm gave up two extra base hits then Acevedo gave up the other two.
Justin Grimm is a name I haven’t heard in a whileeee
So McDonald was designated and his initials just happen to be M&M, interesting.
Very! Is he plain or peanut kinda guy?
McDonald was a nice story, good defender, low draft pick that got a chance. And local guy from Bay Area. Should’ve dumped billy mckinney
When the trade begins if he is having a good season you can count on them trading him. What a sad organization they are.
Royals were dumb for DFA’ing him!