Hundley OKs minor league deal with A’s
The Oakland Athletics added depth at catcher on Monday, agreeing to a minor league contract with Nick Hundley.
If added to the 40-man roster, the 35-year-old would get a one-year contract paying a $1.25 million salary while in the major leagues.
He was catching during Oakland’s opening training workout.
“He’s a well-respected veteran coming off a really good year,” Oakland executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane said. “We’re lucky to make that kind of addition.”
Jonathan Lucroy left as a free agent for the Los Angeles Angels, and Chris Herrmann and Josh Phegley are the only catchers on Oakland’s 40-man roster. The team also is high on Sean Murphy, a third-round pick in the 2016 amateur draft.
Hundley liked what he saw of the A’s, who won 97 games last season and earned a berth in the AL wild-card game, where they lost to the New York Yankees.