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A’s, Hoy Park Agree To Minor League Deal


The A’s have agreed to a minor league contract with utility participant Hoy Park, in keeping with the transaction log at MLB.com. He’d reached minor league free company at season’s finish.

Park spent the whole 2023 marketing campaign with the Braves’ Triple-A workforce in Gwinnett. Atlanta had run him by outright waivers final offseason. The 27-year-old had a good season, hitting .262/.385/.379 by 389 plate appearances. Park drew walks in an enormous 15.4% of his journeys in opposition to a median 22.1% strikeout charge. He stole 16 bases in 18 makes an attempt whereas hitting six house runs.

The lefty-hitting Park has a strong minor league observe report. He has ridden a affected person plate strategy to a .258/.385/.402 batting line in simply over 1000 Triple-A plate appearances. Park hasn’t carried that over in opposition to large league pitching, hitting .201/.291/.346 in 68 video games between 2021-22. Just about all of that taking part in time got here with the Pirates, however Park has additionally hung out within the Yankees, Purple Sox and Braves organizations.

Park has performed principally second or third base throughout his restricted large league motion. He has expertise at shortstop and spent the majority of his time in Gwinnett in proper area. Whereas Park doesn’t have a ton of energy, his plate self-discipline and defensive versatility give him a shot to compete for a bench position in Spring Coaching.

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