The Athletics outrighted outfielder Kent Matthes to Triple-A Sacramento after he went unclaimed on waivers. Matthes was hitting .208 in 101 at-bats for Sacramento before being designated for assignment and taken off the 40-man roster.
Outfielder Kent Matthes has been designated for assignment by the Athletics. Matthes was batting .208 in 101 at-bats for Triple-A Sacramento before the DFA. But he performed well at the same level in the Colorado organization last season, compiling a stat line of .297/.333/.531.
The Athletics claimed outfielder Kent Matthes off waivers from the Rockies Thursday. To make room on the 40-man roster, starting pitcher Jarrod Parker (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.
The Rockies have optioned left-hander Christian Friedrich, infielder Cristhian Adames, first baseman Kyle Parker and outfielder Kent Matthes down to the minors on Thursday, MLB.com reports.
The Rockies added infielder Rosell Herrera, outfielders Kent Matthes and Kyle Parker and pitchers Jayson Aquino, Raul Fernandez, Tyler Matzek and Kraig Sitton to the 40-man roster Wednesday. Herrera hit .343/.419/.515 with 16 home runs, 76 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 472 at-bats with Class A Asheville last season. Matthes .281/.334/.503 with 20 home runs, 63 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 431 at-bats between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs. Parker hit .288/.345/.492 with 23 home runs and 74 RBI in 480 at-bats with Double-A Tulsa. Aquino went 0-10 with a 4.34 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 73:26 K:BB ratio in 87 innings between low Class A Tri-City and Class A Asheville. Fernandez went 2-2 with a 6.29 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 55:11 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings with Class A Asheville. Matzek went 8-9 with a 3.79 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 95:76 K:BB ratio in 142 1/3 innings for Double-A Tulsa. Sitton went 6-5 with a 2.93 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 63:27 K:BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings with high Class A Modesto.