Muncy, a 26-year-old utility man, was a non-roster invitee with the A's this spring, though he didn't make the team and was eventually released at the end of spring training. He has a career major-league slash line of .195/.290/.321 across two seasons (96 games) with the A's. Muncy was added to Triple-A Oklahoma City's roster, where he'll likely spend the year.
Muncy was sent down to minor league camp Sunday.
Muncy has split the last two seasons between Triple-A Nashville and the big club in Oakland. Although he holds his own at the Triple-A level, his performance in the show has remained disappointing and has resulted in a .195/.290/.321 line for his career. While the 26-year-old could very well see time in the majors again in 2017, it's unlikely that Muncy will take on a role that would give him much fantasy value.
Muncy was designated for assignment Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
This move comes on the heels of the team's free agent signing of Rajai Davis. Muncy appeared in 51 games for the A's in 2016, but failed to make much of an offensive impact. In 133 plate appearances, the utility infielder slashed a paltry .186/.308/.257 and a posted a wRC+ of 63.
Muncy is out of the lineup Monday against the Angels.
Muncy was the Athletics' regular starter at the keystone for much of August, but after accruing a .133/.246/.233 batting line over 69 plate appearances, it appears his run as an everyday player is over. He'll ride the pine for the fifth straight game Monday as manager Bob Melvin opts to lean on a platoon of Joe Wendle and Chad Pinder at second base.
Muncy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.
Lefty Jaime Garcia will be taking the mound for St. Louis on Sunday, so the A's will use a lineup almost entirely void of left-handed bats. Muncy will head to the bench as a result, giving way to Chad Pinder after making five straight starts.
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