Quote of the day: Dave Cameron on the Polanco deal

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It’s usually hard to detect sarcasm on Twitter, but not so much here:

Polanco is Beltre
without power, experience at third, and a few more years of age. I can
totally see why Amaro would prefer Polanco . . .

I agree with Cameron. A year at $6 million or a couple of lower dollar years of Polanco may make some sense when weighed against a longer-term deal for Beltre. But three-years and $18 million is a head scratcher.

Khris Davis diagnosed with Grade 1 right groin strain

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Athletics slugger Khris Davis injured his right groin in Sunday’s series finale against the Blue Jays and an MRI taken Tuesday revealed a Grade 1 strain, per Steve Kroner of the San Francisco Chronicle. He is expected to be placed on the disabled list ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Mariners and figures to miss around 2-3 weeks.

Davis has put up an .805 OPS (119 OPS+) with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 47 games this season for the A’s, who are two games above .500 (25-23) largely because of their surprisingly consistent offensive production. Oakland is ninth among all MLB teams in runs scored and the club ranks seventh in combined team OPS (.748), behind only the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Braves, Pirates, and Indians.

It sounds like Franklin Barreto is on his way up from Triple-A Nashville to take Davis’ spot.