Logue, 28 in April, has 68 innings of major league experience to his point, pitching for the A’s in 2022 and the Tigers in 2023. He has an unfortunate 6.88 earned run average in that small sample, with a respectable 7.2% walk rate but a subpar 17% strikeout rate. He spent most of 2023 in Triple-A, tossing 90 1/3 innings at that level with a 6.58 ERA. He was outrighted by the Tigers in August and able to elect free agency at season’s end.
Prior to getting to the big leagues, Logue was a prospect in the Blue Jays’ system, eventually coming to the A’s as part of the Matt Chapman trade. He was in better form prior to that deal, tossing 125 minor league innings in 2021 with a 3.67 ERA, 28.2% strikeout rate and 5.3% walk rate.
Atlanta has a strong front three in their rotation, with Spencer Strider, Max Fried and Charlie Morton. Beyond that, things are less firm, with Bryce Elder, Huascar Ynoa, Reynaldo López and AJ Smith-Shawver some of the options for the back end. They might still acquire more pitching throughout the offseason but Logue can provide them with some non-roster depth regardless. If he can get back into the form he showed a few years ago and earn a roster spot, he still has one option season remaining and less than a year of service time.