The good news: Chris Young is a step closer to returning to the lineup, as the A’s reinstated the outfielder from the DL on Saturday. The bad news (well, for one person): the A’s had to once again designate first baseman Daric Barton for assignment to make room for Young.
In eight games since returning to the A’s on May 8, Barton, what’s new, hit a woeful .143/.217/.286 and had a -0.1 WAR. Young’s return and Barton’s departure means Brandon Moss, who had been playing in right field as outfielders were dropping like flies, can return to first base.
Barton will have to clear waivers before being sent down to Triple-A. He was previously DFA’ed after spring training this year. Nobody else wanted him. So continues the sadz face that has been Daric Barton major league voyage.
H/T Casey Pratt