The Athletics have designated outfielder Ka’ai Tom for task, per the MLB transactions web page (h/t: Martin Gallegos of MLB.com). Tom was a Rule 5 choose from Cleveland, and he’ll be supplied again to the Indians if he clears waivers.
The 26-year-old Tom earned a roster spot in Oakland due to a robust spring, throughout which he slashed .310/.412/.552 with 4 extra-base hits (two doubles, a house run and a triple) in 34 plate appearances. However Tom was unable to hold that efficiency into the common season, as he collected only one hit (a single) and 6 strikeouts in 16 PA earlier than the A’s designated him.
Tom hasn’t produced within the majors but, however he has executed effectively within the minors for the reason that Indians used a fifth-round choose on him in 2015. Throughout the newest minors season in 2019, Tom put collectively a .290/.380/.532 line with 23 homers in 554 plate journeys between the Double-A and Triple-A ranges.