Neuse gives AFL East squad the edge
Sheldon Neuse connected on a one-out, RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning, breaking a 2-2 tie in the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars game. The AFL East Squad would go on to earn a 4-2 victory.
Neuse, the A’s only representative in the game, had that single in two at-bats.
The infielder is batting .286/.355/.589 with four homers and 18 RBI in 15 regular season AFL games. On Thursday, he hit a walk-off homer for Mesa in the 10th inning. Below is video of the homerun from Kimberly Contreras.
— Late last week, the A’s announced that they had picked up infielder Jed Lowrie‘s 2018 team option and have added Mark Kotsay to the big league coaching staff as a Major League Quality Control coach. Kotsay was the A’s third base coach for much of last season.
— Jorge Mateo had a productive weekend for the Toros del Este. In three games, he had five hits in 14 at-bats, including a double. He also stole three bases. In 15 Dominican Winter League games, Mateo is batting .246/.246/.338 with eight stolen bases.
— Beau Taylor had two hits and two walks in four official at-bats in two games for the Gigantes del Cibao of the DWL this weekend.
— According to the Venezuelan newspaper Meridiano, Franklin Barreto‘s expected stint with the Águilas del Zulia was delayed by a dental issue that resulted in a tooth extraction. Meridiano reports that Barreto isn’t likely to play for Zulia this winter because his recovery from the dental surgery will sideline him for at least another two weeks.
— Santiago Chavez is nearing the end of a successful stint with the Charros de Jalisco of the Mexican Winter League. Chavez is batting .308 with a .379 OBP in 13 games for the Charros this winter.
— Longtime A’s Director of Minor League Operations Ted Polakowski left the organization in early October. The A’s haven’t named a replacement for Polakowski as of Sunday.
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