OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s optioned infielder Jacob Wilson to Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. The move clears a spot on the 26-man roster for outfielder Starling Marte, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins yesterday along with cash considerations in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jesús Luzardo.
Wilson was selected from Las Vegas July 8 and went 1-for-7 in six games in his Major League debut. He started two games at second base and one in left field and also appeared in one game at third base. Wilson is hitting .288 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI in 49 games with the Aviators.
Marte batted .306 with a .407 on-base percentage in 63 games with Miami and ranked second in the National League with 22 stolen bases at the time of the trade. He missed over a month of the season with a fractured rib but had the fourth best on-base percentage and seventh best batting average in the NL among players with at least 250 plate appearances. Marte is also hitting .317 with runners in scoring position and .463 since the All-Star Break. The 33-year-old was tied for second among NL outfielders with six assists and has 69 outfield assists dating back to 2015, which are the most in the majors over that span.