OAKLAND, Calif. – Aledmys Diaz And Jace PetersonBoth of them can play outfield or infield. They have reached agreements with Oakland Athletics for two-year contracts, which will continue through the 2024 season.
The A’s announced the deals Tuesday, one day after trading away catcher Sean Murphy Three-team swap to the Braves. Oakland acquired Manny Pina, catcher, and the pitching prospects Freddy Tarnok, Freddy Tarnok, and Kyle Muller from Atlanta. Esteury Ruiz was an outfield prospect from Milwaukee.
Diaz started games at six different positions for Houston this year – 22 in left field, 18 at second base, 16 at shortstop, eight at third base, seven at designated hitter and five at first base. He batted.243, with 12 home runs, 38 RBIs, and a.691 OPS during 92 games for the World Series champion Astros.
Peterson was left-handed and hit.236. He had a career high of eight homers. 34 RBIs were also his record. Peterson played in 113 Brewers games from 2022. Diaz like Diaz is versatile.
Oakland finished 60-102 in manager Mark Kotsay’s first year and missed the playoffs for a second straight year following three consecutive berths and an AL West title during the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season.
A’s reach deals with infielder/outfielders Díaz, Peterson Original publication: NBCSports.com