Featherston was promoted to Triple-A Omaha on Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old has spent 102 games this season at Double-A, slashing .240/.292/.404 with 13 homers and 49 RBI for Northwest Arkansas, but roster shuffling above him in the organization has now allowed him to move up to Triple-A. His last big-league appearance dates back to the 2017 campaign with the Rays, when he struggled to a .179 average with two home runs and six RBI over 17 contests.
Featherston signed a minor-league contract with the Royals, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Featherston played in 137 big-league games from 2015 to 2017, but his miserable .160/.221/.256 line didn't earn him any playing time last season. He can play anywhere in the infield but his bat is likely too light for even a rebuilding Royals team to find at-bats for him.
Featherston signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Wednesday.
Featherston had been playing for the independent Kansas City T-Bones before the club sold his rights to the Reds after Cincinnati expressed interest in bringing him into the organization. The 28-year-old, who owns a .160/.221/.256 batting line over 244 career plate appearances, will report to Double-A Pensacola.
Featherston was released by the Twins on Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Featherston had been with the Twins on a minor-league deal since the start of the season, but struggled to a miserable .167/.270/.278 line in 55 games for Triple-A Rochester. He's unlikely to be a hot commodity on the free-agent market, as his career major-league line sits at a similarly ugly .160/.221/.256 through 244 plate appearances.
Featherston agreed to a minor-league contract with the Twins on Friday, Mike Berardino of The Pioneer Press reports.
Featherston has played in 137 major-league games during the course of his professional career, and although most of those appearances came in 2015, he will be able to provide added infield depth for Minnesota heading into this upcoming season. During the 2017 campaign, the second baseman spent most of his time at the Triple-A level -- which is where he will likely begin next year -- and hit just .179/.277/.359 during 39 at-bats in the big leagues for the Rays.
Featherston cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He was designated for assignment Monday, and will spend the rest of the year at Durham. Featherston has a career .160/.221/.256 slash line in 244 plate appearances in the big leagues.
Featherston was designated for assignment Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
With room needed on the 40-man roster for the now-healthy Matt Andriese, Featherston was the casualty. Featherston has spent most of his 2017 season at Triple-A Durham, where he's hit .270 with a .764 OPS over 46 games.
Featherston was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Friday.
Daniel Robertson was reinstated from the disabled list Friday, making Featherston a roster casualty as a result. The infielder didn't make one start after being recalled Monday and is hitting just .179 in 39 at-bats for Tampa Bay this season. He'll get more starting opportunities down in Triple-A but continue to serve as organizational depth for the time being.
Featherston was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
With Tim Beckham having been dealt to the Orioles just before the trade deadline, Featherston will head back to the majors to fill his spot on the active roster. Despite the promotion, the 27-year-old looks like nothing more than a bench option, given his awful .161 career batting average in the big leagues.
Featherston was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Tim Beckham is set to come off the DL after missing time with an ankle injury, bringing an end to Featherston's extended stay in the big leagues. The 27-year-old was originally brought in as an injury replacement for Brad Miller, but his .184 average through 38 at-bats won't earn him an extensive role with the squad. Featherston returns to Triple-A, where he slashed .270/.370/.394 over 46 games for Lehigh Valley before being traded to Tampa Bay.
Featherston was placed into the lineup Thursday due to Tim Beckham's apparent injury, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
There hasn't been word on why Beckham was scratched from the lineup but Featherston will take over at second base while batting sixth. If Beckham winds up missing a little time, Featherston could get another start or two before the All-Star break, but Brad Miller (groin) is nearing a return from the DL so there are a decent amount of variables at play.
Featherston went 1-for-3 with two RBI from a run-scoring single and a sacrifice fly in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Orioles.
Featherston has been productive in his last three starts, hitting safely in each and knocking in three runs overall. The 27-year-old continues to see occasional playing time in the infield, with Sunday's start having come as a result of Tim Beckham receiving the day off.
Featherston went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Reds.
Featherston is parlaying his current opportunity with the Rays into some decent production, as he's now slashing .273/.346/.591 and has hit safely in five of his last seven games. The 27-year-old's stint with the big-league club could be a fairly lengthy one if he can continue offering serviceable production, as Matt Duffy (heel) remains without a clear timetable for return.
Featherston went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Blue Jays.
The 27-year-old utility man, just traded to the Rays last Friday, launched his first round tripper at the big-league level since 2015 in the third to open the scoring on the night. Featherston is currently projected to see occasional playing time around the infield as needed, with Tuesday's start part of the domino effect of Tim Beckham sitting with some knee soreness.
Featherston was traded to the Rays on Friday in exchange for cash considerations, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.
The 27-year-old utility infielder hasn't shown much hitting ability during his stints in the big leagues, but he's shown an advanced eye at the plate this season, as evidenced by his career-best 13 percent walk rate. He has some swing-and-miss to his game, but Featherston's defensive versatility could be useful in a reserve role. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, Matt Duffy (heel) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Featherston was reassigned to minor league camp Friday.
The former Angel, who holds a career .156/.207/.233 line in 197 major league plate appearances, will settle in as infield farm depth with his second professional organization. Featherston's .254/.311/.428 line with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2016 indicates his performance in the majors so far isn't just a product of bad luck, however.
Featherston was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday.
Featherston was designated for assignment last week to make room on the Phillies' 40-man roster for reliever Joely Rodriguez.
Featherston was designated for assignment Saturday.
The Phillies needed to clear room on the 40-man roster in order to select the contract of reliever Joely Rodriguez, so Featherston was the casualty. He has now failed to make himself valuable in two talent-deprived organizations (Phillies and Angels) and should simply serve as organizational depth going forward wherever he ends up.
Featherston was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
In a corresponding move, Emmanuel Burriss was brought up to the big club. Unfortunately, Featherston's .264/.320/.446 line didn't translate to the MLB, as he's hit just .115/.179/.154 over 19 games with the Phillies during the 2016 campaign.
Featherston is a late addition to the lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Dodgers, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Featherston replaces Cesar Hernandez at second base, as he was a late scratch. It is unclear where he will be slotted in the order. The 26-year-old is hitting just .091 in 22 at-bats this season.
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