Oakland Athletics Place 10-Year Veteran Slugger On Waivers

According to a report by Daniel Álvarez-Montes of ElExtraBase.com, there are indications that the Oakland Athletics may designate Jesús Aguilar for assignment.

While the club has not made an official announcement yet, they may need to free up a spot on the active roster for the return of starting pitcher Paul Blackburn from the injured list.

This move looks like it will affect Aguilar, a 32-year-old power hitter who has struggled this season.

Aguilar's performance has been underwhelming, with a batting average of just .221, an on-base percentage of .281, and a slugging percentage of .385. In 115 plate appearances, he has managed only five home runs and nine RBI.

Despite these struggles, Aguilar has shown promise when facing left-handed pitchers, boasting a .280 batting average, four home runs, eight RBI, and five runs in 50 at-bats against them. This could make him an intriguing option for a platoon role with a new team.

If designated for assignment, Aguilar would have a few possibilities. He may report to Triple-A Las Vegas if he clears waivers, giving him an opportunity to work on his performance and potentially earn a call-up in the future.

Alternatively, another team could claim him off waivers, providing him with a fresh start and the chance to contribute in a new environment.

Finally, the Athletics could choose to release Aguilar outright, which would make him a free agent and allow him to explore opportunities with other organizations. Photo Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports