Pridie signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday. Pridie spent 2016 in Japan with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. He has not played in more than 10 major league games in any season besides 2011, and is a career .216 hitter in the big leagues. At 33, he'll most likely serve as organizational depth for Arizona.
Pridie was released from his contract to play in Japan. The 31-year-old had limited time in the big leagues in 2015, going 0-for-9 in his brief stint. He'll now spend at least the 2016 season overseas.
The Athletics added a number of players to their expanded active roster on Tuesday. Cody Martin , who will start Tuesday's game against the Angels, was recalled from Triple-A Nashville. Joining him are R.J. Alvarez , Carson Blair , Ryan Dull , Tyler Ladendorf , Arnold Leon , Dan Otero and Jason Pridie .
The Athletics are finalizing their roster prior to Opening Day, reports the team. The team has reassigned four players to the minors, including Barry Zito, Jason Pridie, Brock Huntzinger, Pat Venditte and Brett Anderson
The Athletics have signed outfielder Jason Pridie to a minor-league deal, according to Baseball America. Pridie was set to play in Korea, but the deal fell through. He spent most of last season in Triple-A. Pridie hit .278/.341/.433 over 418 at-bats.