Powell was released by the Reds on Monday.
After linking up with the Reds on a minor-league deal during the offseason, Powell worked as part of the 60-man roster. However, he'll now hit free agency once again. The 27-year-old hit .288/.391/.438 at Triple-A El Paso last year.
Powell was named to Cincinnati's 60-man roster pool Sunday.
The 27-year-old joined the Reds on a minor-league deal in January and will get the chance to make an impression at spring training 2.0. Powell had a .288/.391/.438 slash line in 105 games at Triple-A El Paso in 2019.
Powell agreed with the Reds on a minor-league contract earlier this month, Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reports.
The 27-year-old outfielder has appeared in 59 games at the MLB level during his career, but he spent 2019 exclusively at the Triple-A level. Across 403 plate appearances with the Padres' affiliate in El Paso, Powell slashed .288/.391/.438 with eight home runs and 14 stolen bases. He'll likely get an invite to the Reds' big-league spring training before being re-routed to Triple-A Louisville once camp ends.
Powell went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and a stolen base for Triple-A El Paso on Sunday, Bill Center of Padres.com reports.
The 26-year-old has been swinging a hot bat for the Chihuahuas, as his big performance Saturday boosts his slash line up to .404/.523/.769 through 52 at-bats. It's been an impressive start, but with the Padres stacked in the outfield and Powell sporting a .262/.333/.383 slash line for his career at the big-league level, a callup for Powell still would only be likely occur in an emergency scenario.
Powell signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training.
Powell spent most of the 2018 season on the shelf with a Grade 1 MCL sprain. When healthy, the 26-year-old struggled across brief stops at Triple-A (.571 OPS) and the majors (.492 OPS). The Padres already have plenty of viable outfield options, leaving Powell to serve as organizational depth.
Powell was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Powell was removed from the 40-man roster as the Athletics made a slew of additions for September's expanded roster. The 25-year-old seemed a likely candidate to return to Oakland once rosters expanded, but he'll instead remain with the Sounds.
Powell was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and sent to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.
Powell has been on the shelf since April 8 since suffering a Grade 1 MCL sprain. He'll return to minor-league action after completing a rehabilitation assignment, though he'll surface in the big leagues come September when rosters expand.
Powell (knee, thumb) went 1-for-4 with a run in Triple-A Nashville's win over Las Vegas on Tuesday, his first game back in action at the minor-league level since June 21.
Powell was sidelined for more than a month with a thumb injury that he picked up during his rehab assignment. Prior to the extended absence, Powell had seemed to be nearing a full recovery from the knee injury that originally landed him on the disabled list, as he'd been able to play eight games at the minor-league level without setbacks. It remains to be seen how many more games with the Sounds the organization deems he needs before he's considered for activation.
Powell (knee, thumb) will resume a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville in the coming days, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Powell was initially placed on the disabled list in early April due to a Grade 1 MCL sprain and then suffered a thumb injury while on a rehab assignment with Nashville in late June. The specifics of his thumb injury have yet to come to light, but Powell will likely require multiple games in the minor leagues before returning to Oakland.
Powell (knee) has been sidelined for more than a week at Triple-A Nashville after suffering a thumb injury, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Powell last saw game action with the Sounds on June 21, which may be when he suffered the injury. At the time, the outfielder appeared close to full health with respect to the knee issue that prompted his rehab assignment, and he'd hit safely in five straight games before suffering the thumb injury. It remains to be seen how long this latest setback will delay Powell's eventual return to the big-league club.
Powell (knee) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run in Triple-A Nashville's win over Round Rock on Thursday.
Powell has now hit safely in five straight rehab games and sports a .292 average overall in his eight contests down on the farm. He played a full nine innings in center field Thursday, and after four games at the Triple-A level overall, it appears likely he's on the brink of activation. However, the same-handed Dustin Fowler has acquitted himself well in center field during Powell's absence, so Powell's outlook for playing time at the big-league level would appear a bit murky at present.
Powell (knee) went 2-for-7 during two games over the weekend with Triple-A Nashville.
Powell shifted his rehab to Nashville after making four appearances with High-A Stockton to kick off his minor-league assignment. The outfielder is now 4-for-17 with an RBI and five walks over his six rehab games overall, and he's been able to play in the field without setbacks. It remains to be seen how much longer the Athletics will hold off on activating Powell, as he appears to have regained full strength in his previously sprained knee.
Powell (knee) went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk and a stolen base in High-A Stockton's win over San Jose on Monday.
Powell led off and played center field for seven innings in the contest, his second since starting his rehab assignment with the Ports. He took a scheduled night off Tuesday and will likely be back in the lineup Wednesday, when he might be slated to play the full game. If all continues setback-free, Powell will move his rehab to Triple-A Nashville by week's end.
Powell (knee) went 0-for-3 for High-A Stockton on Saturday while playing five innings in center field, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
It marked Powell's return to game action after hitting the disabled list April 8, and the fact he was able to play five innings in the field as scheduled was certainly encouraging. The outfielder is now scheduled to test himself further Monday with what is expected to be a seven-inning stint. If all continues well, Powell is expected to shift his rehab assignment to Triple-A Nashville by the end of the week.
Powell (knee) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Powell has already been sidelined for 60 days, so this move is simply procedural. Paul Blackburn, who is slated to start Thursday against the Royals, was brought off the 60-day DL in a corresponding roster move. Powell is expected to begin working out with the Athletics on Friday, while a minor-league rehab assignment shouldn't be too far behind.
Powell (knee), who's been in extended spring training this week, will resume workouts with the Athletics on Friday, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports.
The outfielder has been in Arizona participating in various baseball activities, including taking at-bats and running the bases. It appears he'll be ready to rejoin the big-league club for workouts by the end of the week, and he's eventually expected to embark on a minor-league rehab assignment. Powell has been sidelined since April 8 and only resumed baseball activities May 16, so he'll likely need several games to regain timing and conditioning.
Powell (knee) is heading to extended spring training in Arizona to go through an array of baseball activities, Jordan Wolf of MLB.com reports.
Powell is now just a week short of a two-month stay on the disabled list, but he appears to finally be making appreciable progress. Manager Bob Melvin reports that Powell will be getting at-bats, running the bases and engaging in several more of what he termed "controlled-type" activities. Powell resumed batting practice before last Tuesday's game, and he now appears set to take another significant step toward a return to full health.
Powell (knee) participated in pregame batting practice Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Tuesday marked the first time that Powell has been able to take batting practice since going down with a right knee sprain in early April. The outfielder will still require a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated from the disabled list.
Powell (knee) is closer to embarking on a minor-league rehab assignment, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Powell has been on the shelf since April 8 with a Grade 1 MCL sprain. He recently resumed baseball activities and said he's close to running at 100 percent. Powell will likely need to appear in multiple rehab games before he's ready to return to the big leagues, but given the way Dustin Fowler has been playing in his absence, Powell isn't guaranteed to rejoin the big club once activated.
Powell (knee) has resumed baseball activities after being shut down for over a month, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Powell was placed on the DL on April 8 due to a Grade 1 MCL sprain. It's likely that he will need a few weeks to gradually ramp up activities before heading out on a minor-league rehab assignment near the end of May. Expect another update on his status once he begins taking cuts and participating in agility drills.
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