Joseph was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Joseph will now head to his third team of the season. He's done very little in 19 games for Oakland and San Francisco so far this year, hitting .151/.193/.245. It's hard to envision him playing a major role in Pittsburgh over the final two weeks.
Joseph was designated for assignment by the Giants on Saturday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Joseph's tenure with San Francisco lasted a little over a week; he was claimed off waivers from Oakland on Sept. 3. He logged 16 at-bats across eight games, managed one hit while striking out six times. The 30-year-old will now take another spin through waivers.
Joseph was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Joseph was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Sunday, but he'll join San Francisco's 40-man roster just a few days later. According to manager Bruce Bochey, Joseph will see time at third base when Evan Longoria needs an off day, per John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Pablo Sandoval (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list to clear a roster spot.
Oakland designated Joseph for assignment Sunday.
The Athletics called up Joseph from Triple-A Las Vegas in mid-August with the hope he would provide an upgrade at second base over Jurickson Profar. That ultimately didn't materialize, as Joseph slashed .189/.225/.324 across 40 plate appearances while Profar caught fire as August came to an end. Joseph will now surrender his spot on both the active and 40-man rosters with the Athletics needing to clear a spot for depth catcher Sean Murphy, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Joseph went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI foul out and a bases-loaded walk in a win over the Royals on Thursday.
Joseph had one of the more interesting multi-RBI performances you'll see, with his foul popup in the ninth inning bringing home Seth Brown after the Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert landed in the Athletics' dugout when making the catch, allowing each runner to advance a base by rule. The 30-year-old Joseph is hitting just .189 (7-for-37) since being called up Aug.14, but he has driven in five runs and has three extra-base hits (two doubles, one home run) over his first 11 games.
Joseph was a late addition to Wednesday's lineup against the Royals. He is starting at designated hitter and batting ninth.
Khris Davis was a late scratch as he heads to the paternity list. Davis is expected to miss three games, so Joseph should get two or three starts while Davis is away from the team.
Joseph is not starting Wednesday against Kansas City.
Joseph has now sat for five of the last seven games, including twice against righties like Wednesday's starter Jakob Junis, so it appears as if he's back in a bench role. Jurickson Profar gets the call at second base in his absence.
Joseph remains on the bench Tuesday against the Royals.
Joseph started six straight games at second base after getting called up in mid-August but has since sat for four of the last six. Three of his four days off have come against lefties like Tuesday's starter Mike Montgomery, so it doesn't appear as though he's shifted to a bench role. Jurickson Profar starts in his place at second base.
Joseph is not in the lineup Monday against the Royals.
Joseph is slashing just .214/.233/.357 in eight games since earning a promotion, so he'll head to the bench for the second time in three games even with a right-hander in Brad Keller starting for the opposition. In his place, Jurickson Profar is starting at the keystone and hitting eighth.
Joseph is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Giants. Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Jurickson Profar will start at second base and bat eighth against left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Joseph is hitless in his last 13 plate appearances and now owns a .192/.185/.308 slash line in seven games since he was promoted to the majors Aug. 14. The 30-year-old infielder has yet to start a game against a lefty.
Joseph is not starting Wednesday against the Yankees.
Joseph, who has gone 5-for-23 (.217) in six games since earning a promotion, will take a seat Wednesday as the Athletics look to stack right-handed hitters against lefty J.A. Happ. In his place, Jurickson Profar is starting at the keystone and hitting eighth.
Joseph went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's 7-6 win over the Astros.
Joseph swung at the first pitch he saw from Aaron Sanchez in the fourth inning and launched his first major league home run. The 30-year-old, now with his fifth organization, joined the A's on Wednesday in place of Jurickson Profar at second base. Joseph batted .371/.421/.585 with 13 home runs across 425 plate appearances at the Triple-A level this season.
Joseph is expected to occupy the strong side of a platoon at second base going forward, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
He displaces Jurickson Profar as the primary second baseman in Oakland. Joseph, who is starting at the keystone and hitting seventh Wednesday against the Giants, is a 30-year-old journeyman, with the A's representing is fifth organization. He only has 26 career MLB plate appearances, but this year he has hit .371/.421/.585 with 13 home runs and a 10.8 percent strikeout rate in 425 plate appearances at Triple-A. Chad Pinder and Profar are expected to compete for starts against lefties.
Joseph's contract was selected from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday, and he will start at second base against the Giants, batting seventh.
The move was widely expected, and Joseph will get his first chance to start for the Athletics on Wednesday. The 30-year-old has slashed .371/.421/.585 with 13 home runs and 73 RBI for Triple-A Las Vegas this season. Nick Martini was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas and Beau Taylor was designated for assignment in corresponding moves.
Joseph is expected to have his contract selected from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Wednesday's game against the Giants, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Joseph has been seeing the ball well at Triple-A this season, slashing .373/.422/.588 with 13 homers and 73 RBI over 96 contests. The Athletics have yet to announce a corresponding roster move.
Joseph was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
Joseph made his major-league debut in 2018 with the Orioles, where he hit .222 with three RBI in 14 games. His competition for a spot on the Opening Day roster will come to an early end after being cut from big-league spring training.
The Athletics announced last week that they signed Joseph to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Joseph saw his first MLB action since 2013 last season with the Orioles, appearing in 14 games and going 4-for-18 at the dish. The 30-year-old will compete for a bench gig with Oakland in spring training but will almost certainly open the campaign with Double-A Midland or Triple-A Las Vegas.
Joseph was sent outright to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.
The Orioles dropped Joseph from their 40-man roster in order to free up space for prospects who need to be protected ahead of the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The 30-year-old appeared in just 14 games for the Orioles in 2018, hitting .222/.263/.278 with three RBI and a 5:1 K:BB in 19 plate appearances.
Joseph had his contract purchased from Double-A Bowie on Friday.
Joseph has appeared in four games for the Orioles this year during a brief stint with the team in mid-June, going 1-for-9 with one RBI and picking up a pair of starts. Across 122 contests with Bowie, he's hit .312/.381/.497 with 17 home runs and 68 RBI, to go along with eight stolen bases. He will serve as additional infield depth for the rest of the month.
Joseph was outrighted to Double-A Bowie on Sunday after going unclaimed off waivers, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
As expected, the other 29 teams had limited interest in acquiring Joseph through trade or the waiver wire after the Orioles designated him for assignment last week. Though he didn't make much of an impression while appearing in four games with the Orioles, Joseph has been magnificent with Bowie this season, logging a .947 OPS across 286 plate appearances. That production isn't quite as impressive after accounting for the fact that the 29-year-old is well above the median age for the Eastern League.
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