A's Sign Utilityman

The Oakland Athletics have added to their depth, as they have signed Tyler Wade to a minor league contract.

Wade elected to become a free agent last month, and he has now found a new home with the A's. The 27-year-old played in 67 games with the Los Angeles Angels this past season, where he had one home run, eight RBIs, and a .218 batting average. He was later let go by the Angels, however, and inked a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. With them, he never made their MLB roster.

With Wade joining one of the weakest rosters in baseball, he does stand a chance of making the majors with Oakland. Keep in mind, he offers wonderful versatility, as he can play second base, shortstop, and the outfield.

In 331 career MLB games, he has seven home runs, 41 RBIs, and a .214 batting average.

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