Pinder, who logged time at eight positions in 2019, could get reps at second base during the season if manager Bob Melvin believes the position needs reinforcement, Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Pinder has a well-earned reputation as a super-utility asset, and the 27-year-old will undoubtedly fill in at multiple spots again this season. Second base should be well-stocked for the Athletics in 2020, as there was a heated battle at the position between Franklin Barreto, Jorge Mateo, Vimael Machin and Tony Kemp before spring training was suspended. However, Melvin does have the luxury of slotting in Pinder, who logged 21 games at the keystone last season, if necessary. Pinder avoided arbitration this offseason by inking a one-year, $2 million contract, and he generated a .370 average, four extra-base hits (three doubles, one home run), two RBI, two walks and four runs across 11 Cactus League contests before the pause in spring training.
Pinder has agreed to a one-year, $2.025 million deal with the A's, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
This was Pinder's first year eligible for the arbitration process, and he receives a healthy raise. Look for him to reprise his super-utility role in 2020.
Pinder is dealing with minor abductor and hamstring injuries in addition to having twisted his knee in Friday's game, the Associated Press reports.
Pinder was in the starting nine for Saturday's key victory against the Mariners that clinched home-field advantage for the American League Wild Card Game on Wednesday against the Rays, but he's out of the lineup for Sunday's regular-season finale. However, that's hardly alarming, considering manager Bob Melvin gave multiple regulars the day off ahead of the postseason. Despite the nagging assortment of injuries, there's currently no indication Pinder would be unavailable for Wednesday's one-game playoff if Melvin wanted to utilize him.
Pinder, who remained down momentarily after chasing down a foul ball in the ninth inning of Friday's loss to the Mariners, is not expected to miss time as per manager Bob Melvin, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
According to Slusser, Pinder appeared to twist his right knee on the play and seemed to be in significant discomfort immediately thereafter. However, Pinder remained in the contest and the game ended within the same frame on J.P. Crawford's walk-off double, so how he feels Saturday should serve as more definitive word on whether any appreciable damage was done. Melvin does have the luxury of resting Pinder over the final two regular-season games with the Athletics having clinched a playoff berth despite Friday's loss, although Oakland still needs to at least tie the Rays in the standings in order to secure home field for their American League Wild Card Game on Wednesday.
Pinder went 2-for-2 with a three-run home run in Friday's 8-0 win over the Rangers.
The utility man blasted a 401-foot homer to center off Rangers starter Mike Minor in the second inning, also scoring Ramon Laureano and Sean Murphy. That was all Athletics starter Mike Fiers needed in terms of run support. Pinder then exited the game for pinch hitter Seth Brown in the sixth. Pinder is up to 13 homers, 47 RBI and 43 runs scored this season across 321 at-bats.
Pinder went 3-for-6 with an RBI single and a run in a win over the Astros on Tuesday.
Pinder churned out one of the quartet of three-hit efforts the Athletics managed in Tuesday's 21-run outburst. The 27-year-old opened September with an 0-for-8 tally over his first five games, but he's now hit safely in three straight contests while going 5-for-12 with a double and two runs during that span.
Pinder hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning of a win over the Tigers on Friday that served as the conclusion of a game suspended due to rain back on May 19. He went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs overall in the contest.
Pinder added to the 5-3 lead the Athletics had already established in May with a 386-foot shot to right in the ninth with Matt Chapman aboard. The home run technically doesn't go on Pinder's September ledger since it's tied into a game that was originally started in a prior month, but it puts the 27-year-old within three round trippers of the career-high 15 he slugged back in 2017.
Pinder will start at third base and bat seventh Thursday against the Royals, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
He'll pick up his second start of the series, this time replacing Matt Chapman (head), who is being withheld from the day game for precautionary reasons. Pinder has gone 2-for-30 (.067 average) over his 12 games and should fill nothing more than short-side platoon role for Oakland once Chapman returns to action.
Pinder went 2-for-4 with a double in a win over the White Sox on Sunday.
Pinder is arguably in the midst of his best stretch of the season at the plate, as he's now equaled his season-best six-game hitting streak. However, unlike the previous occasion during which he accomplished the feat, Pinder is churning out much more impactful hits. He now has a double in three of the last four games and has also slugged a home run during that stretch. Pinder is also hitting .450 (9-for-20) overall in August and has already boosted his season average 17 points to .257 as a result.
Pinder went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a win over the White Sox on Friday.
Pinder squared up on his 11th home run of the season in the eighth inning with Mark Canha aboard, doubling up the Athletics' lead to 4-0. Pinder's bat has caught fire in August following a .196 average in July, as he's now 6-for-14 with a double, three homers, seven RBI, two walks and four runs this month, giving his season average a quick 11-point boost to .251.
Pinder hit a three-run homer as a pinch hitter in an 8-3 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.
Pinder came to the plate in place of Robbie Grossman in the seventh inning and deposited a Tyler Webb pitch over the left field wall. The utility man has found playing time fleeting, but he's 4-for-11 with two homers, six RBI and three runs scored in his last five games. For the year, Pinder has 10 homers, 36 RBI and 33 runs scored across 232 at-bats.
Pinder, who went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a win over the Brewers on Thursday, has an extra-base hit in each of his last three starts.
Pinder's homer was his first since July 17, but it followed a pair of doubles in each of his prior two starts. The 27-year-old is currently seeing time in the outfield with Ramon Laureano (lower leg) on the injured list, and his considerable positional versatility should afford him fairly regular playing time down the stretch.
Pinder will start in right field and bat eighth Thursday against the Brewers.
With four starts in the outfield in five games, Pinder looks like he'll be the main replacement for Ramon Laureano's (lower leg) move to the injured list. Pinder could be headed back to a reserve role in the near future, however. Stephen Piscotty (knee) has already played in four games during his minor-league rehab assignment and looks poised to return from the IL as soon as Saturday. Once reinstated, Piscotty should settle back into a full-time role in right field, forcing Pinder to vie for short-side platoon work at a different position.
Pinder went 1-for-3 with a two-run double, a walk and a run in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Pinder enjoyed a solid day at the plate while playing both corner outfield spots during the contest. The utility man's timely double was only his second extra-base hit across 45 plate appearances in July, a month during which he's limped to a .195 average.
Pinder is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Pinder had started each of the past four games, benefiting in part from Matt Chapman missing the last two of those contests with an ankle injury. With Chapman back in the lineup at third base for Saturday's contest, however, Pinder's brief run of regular reps will come to an end.
Pinder went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday against the Mariners.
Pinder took Tommy Milone deep in the sixth frame, his eighth homer of the season. It was just his second start since the All-Star break, though if Matt Champman (ankle) is forced to miss time, at-bats could open up at either the hot corner or in the outfield. Overall, Pinder is hitting .244/.288/.423 across 219 plate appearances on the season.
Pinder (ankle) went 0-for-3 and played eight innings in Friday's 5-2 win over the Mariners.
Pinder struck out once and was lifted for pinch hitter Robbie Grossman in the ninth inning. Even when healthy, playing time remains inconsistent for Pinder. The utility man sports a .247/.290/.425 line with seven homers and 24 RBI in 61 games this year.
Pinder (ankle) will start in left field Friday against the Mariners.
Pinder twisted his ankle while warming up prior to Wednesday's contest and did not appear in that game or Thursday's game, though he was reportedly available off the bench in the latter contest. He's back in action Friday with lefty Yusei Kikuchi on the mound for the Mariners.
Pinder (ankle) is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Twins but said he's available off the bench, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Pinder twisted his ankle during fielding drills prior to Wednesday's game and did not see the field during the 12-inning loss. The 27-year-old rarely starts versus right-handers so there's a good chance he would have remained on the bench Thursday regardless. The injury doesn't appear to be a major concern for the utility player.
Pinder turned his ankle during fielding drills prior to Wednesday's game against the Twins and may be unavailable for the contest, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Pinder isn't starting, but he rarely does against righties, so that's not necessarily an indication of his health. The severity of his injury is not yet clear.
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