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Daric Barton Outrighted to Sacramento

May 21, 2013

I am maybe a little surprised with this as there appeared to be muted interest from the Mets at least, but again as with Chris Resop yesterday, Daric Barton is earning $1.1M and has hit .143/.217/.286 this season (fine, it is just 23 plate appearances but in 136 last year he hit .204/.338/.292). He is not really much of a productive player at this point. But the A’s are willing to stick with him it seems. With a .287/.422/.465 slash line in 128 plate appearances in Sacramento where he has a .402 wOBA and 138 wRC+ he seems to at least like hitting in the Pacific Coast League, not that that matters one iota for the big league club. Barton lives. Again.

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