Oakland Athletics Release 10-Year Veteran Slugger

The Oakland Athletics have officially announced their decision to release Jesús Aguilar, a 32-year-old power hitter who has struggled throughout the season.

After being designated for assignment and going unclaimed on waivers, Aguilar is now set to become a free agent, granting him the opportunity to explore opportunities with other teams.

During his time with the Athletics this season, Aguilar's performance fell short of expectations. With a batting average of just .221, an on-base percentage of .281, and a slugging percentage of .385, he struggled to find consistency at the plate.

In 115 plate appearances, he managed to hit only five home runs and drive in nine runs.

Despite his overall struggles, Aguilar did show promise when facing left-handed pitchers. In 50 at-bats against them, he maintained a solid .280 batting average, hitting four home runs, driving in eight runs, and scoring five runs.

This performance against lefties could make him an intriguing option for teams seeking a platoon role player.

Over the course of his 10-year career, Aguilar has it 114 home runs with 402 RBIs across 795 games.

With his release from the Athletics, Aguilar now enters the free agent market, presenting him with new opportunities to revitalize his career.

It remains to be seen which path he will take, but his departure from the Athletics signals a fresh start for Aguilar as he seeks a new team to continue his baseball journey. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports