A's claim C Dustin Garneau off waivers from Colorado
The Oakland A's claimed catcher Dustin Garneau off waivers from the Colorado Rockies, the club announced today.
Garneau was on the Rockies Opening Day roster and hit .206 with a home run and six RBI in 22 games before he was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque May 16. He is batting .281 with 10 home runs, 26 RBI and a .617 slugging percentage in 36 games with the Isotopes. The 29-year-old right-handed hitter tossed out 14-of-29 (48.3%) attempted base stealers at Triple-A and 2-of-8 (25.0%) with Colorado. Garneau was originally selected by Colorado in the 19th round of the 2009 First-Year Player draft. He made his Major League debut with 22 in games in 2015 and played 24 games in 2016. He is a .199 career hitter with four home runs and 20 RBI in 68 games