The Oakland Athletics have signed catcher Nick Hundley to a minor league contract with an invite to major league camp.
Hundley has spent the past two seasons across the Bay with the Giants. Last season he batted .241/.298/.408 with 10 homers over 96 games with the Giants. Which is pretty much what he always does and what passes as perfectly acceptable for a part-time catcher these days. All of which makes one think that he stands a pretty good chance of making the A’s roster out of spring training.
On Monday, the Pirates announced the club suspended reliever Keone Kela two games for an unspecified contract violation. Kela will begin serving the suspension tonight.
Kela, 26, went on the injured list in early May with a right shoulder injury. He was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis for the last week and a half. Prior to the injury, Kela posted a 4.63 ERA with an 11/4 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings.
After sitting out Monday and Tuesday, Kela can rejoin the Pirates on Wednesday in the middle of their four-game home series against the Cardinals.