Parmelee smacked a solo home run in his only at-bat during Monday's 3-1 Cactus League loss to the Reds. The 29-year-old first baseman has quietly had a decent spring, with Monday's homer bringing his line to .278/.278/.500. A non-roster invitee, Parmelee had an eight-plate appearance big league stint in 2016 with the Yankees in which he smacked a pair of round-trippers, and he owns a .248/.313/.405 career line over 311 major league games.
Parmelee signed a minor league contract with the A's on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. The Yankees gave Parmelee the call in June after Mark Teixeira hit the DL, but he didn't even make it a week before going down with a hamstring injury. Parmelee then battled back spasms late in the year, but if healthy come the spring, the 28-year-old could make a push for a role at first base. He's hit .248/.313/.405 in parts of six major league seasons.
Parmelee was placed on the 7-day DL on Thursday after experiencing back spasms, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports. Parmelee had recently been activated off the DL after missing two months with a hamstring issue, but he was forced to leave Wednesday's contest with discomfort in his back and it will now sideline him for at least a week. The first baseman had been hitting just .200 since being sent to the Triple-A club, and with the Yankees seeming committed to giving younger players chances, Parmelee may not have returned to the big leagues this year even if healthy.
Parmelee (hamstring) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday and outrighted to Triple-A. The veteran had been out on a rehab assignment since early August and the club deemed him healthy enough to come off the DL on Saturday, but the Yankees also took him off their 40-man roster. He has slashed .255/.339/.448 at Triple-A this season.
Parmelee (hamstring) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last week, the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reports. Parmelee has been sidelined since early June with a hamstring strain, but he appears to be nearing a return as he's worked his way up to minor league action for five games. He's racked up four hits -- including a home run -- in that span. It's unclear if the first baseman will rejoin the major league club when he's ready, but even if he is kept in the minors, Parmelee will likely get another chance in the big leagues when the rosters expand in September.