OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s placed outfielder Ramón Laureano on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 28 with a strained right hip and recalled outfielder Skye Bolt from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today.
Laureano is batting .257 with 11 home runs, 22 RBI and eight stolen bases in 48 games. He hit .292 with eight home runs in 24 games in May and his 11 home runs overall are second most among Major League center fielders. Laureano is tied for the lead among ML outfielders in total chances (133) and ranks second in putouts (129).
Bolt joins the A’s for the first time this year but this will be his second stint in the majors. Originally selected by Oakland in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, Bolt was designated for assignment on Opening Day, April 1. He was claimed off waivers by San Francisco on April 5 and sent to their alternate site before being recalled on April 27. Bolt went 0-for-1 in two games before he was optioned on April 28 and designated for assignment April 30. He was traded back to the A’s for cash considerations on May 5 and hit .375 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 20 games with Las Vegas. The 27-year-old Bolt also walked 12 times for a .488 on-base percentage. He ranks second in the Triple-A West in on-base percentage, third in batting, fourth in OPS (1.113) and ninth in slugging (.625).