The Oakland Athletics agreed to a major league deal with right-handed pitcher Osvaldo Bido on Monday, according to Robert Murray of Fansided. Signed out of the Dominican Republic at 21 years old by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the now 28-year-old finally made his major league debut this past season for the club in a swingman capacity. Though not on any Rookie of the Year ballots, Bido had a decent showing in his 16 games, 9 of which were starts. Bido also struck out 20.3% of batters he faced — nearly a batter per inning — putting him right around Ken Waldichuk territory. They’ll either be giving major league deals to players who can’t find one elsewhere or they’ll overpay for league average guys (a la Aledmys Diaz and Jace Pederson last year).
Source: Daily Nation November 21, 2023 04:30 UTC