Wendle went 1-for-4 with a walk in Triple-A Nashville's 3-2 loss to Sacramento on Sunday.
Wendle has been mired in a slump for most of the season and he's now 3-for-23 (.130) over his last six games. The 26-year-old has proven that he's not a sub-Mendoza line hitter, however, as last season with Nashville, he batted .289 over 618 plate appearances. Given his history of success in the minors (career .283 BA) Oakland could call him up at some point in 2016 but he'll have to show that he can produce better than the .204 average he currently has in 2016.
Joey Wendle was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Monday.
With numerous options at second base for Oakland, Wendle's odds of making the Opening Day roster weren't spectacular. That being said, the 25-year-old's career remains on an upward trajectory as he'll begin a second straight season in Nashville while awaiting his MLB debut.
Joe Wendle was added to the 40-man roster Friday.
Wendle put up an impressive campaign with Triple-A Nashville in 2015, slashing .289/.323/.442 with 10 homers. The procedural move was likely done to protect him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft, but it's possible Wendle sees some time in the majors next season.
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