A’s place IF/OF Pinder on 10-Day IL, select IF Wilson

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland A’s placed infielder/outfielder Chad Pinder on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain and selected infielder Jacob Wilson from Triple-A Las Vegas.

 

Pinder was hitting .216 with three home runs, 16 runs, 13 RBI, and eight walks with a .627 OPS in 46 games played. He has started games at six different positions (15 in left field, seven in right field, five at second base, four at shortstop, three at third base, and one at DH). He leads American League pinch hitters in RBI and is tied for the lead in hits (5) and extra-base hits (2).

 

Wilson, 30, joins the A’s for the first time this season. He was originally drafted in the 10th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by St. Louis and signed with the A’s as a minor league free agent on Nov. 10, 2020. He is hitting .288 with a 1.016 OPS in 49 games this season for Las Vegas, including 14 home runs, 17 doubles, and 46 RBI. He will be making his Major League debut.

 

The A’s 40-man roster is now full.