A new injured A's outfielder

By Jason Wojciechowski on April 28, 2007 at 5:54 AM

Hat tip to Catfish Stew for pointing out that the A's traded for Chris Denorfia from the Reds. Denorfia's on the 60-day DL currently, so he'll remain there for the A's. Denorfia's a 27-year old outfielder with about 150 PA's in the big leagues. He's exactly the A's kind of hitter: good on-base skill (.377 OBP in the minors), now power (.441 SLG).

He's been on the DL since March 24th of this year, so he'd be eligible to come off around the end of May. In other words, he's not an immediate solution in the outfield. Plus, he's coming off of Tommy John surgery in his throwing elbow (the surgery happened on April 3rd), so I can't imagine he'll be ready to come back at that point.