A's bring Dayan Viciedo into the mix
The Oakland Athletics took a flier on outfielder Dayan Viciedo on Friday, signing the former Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays slugger to a minor-league deal.
The news was first announced by Matt Eddy of Baseball America on Twitter:
Viciedo was released by the Toronto Blue Jays prior to the 2015 season, and Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle reported on Twitter that Viciedo will head to the A's Triple-A affiliate Nashville Sounds.
I've confirmed Dayan Viciedo has signed with Athletics. It's a minor league deal and he will report to @nashvillesounds in the next week.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 12, 2015
At the moment, it's unclear what Viciedo's role would be if the A's call him up at some point, though he does have solid career splits against left-handed pitching (including a slash line of .291/.331/.507 against southpaws).
A's fans around the internet speculated that Viciedo would somehow wind up in the organization after he was cut by the Jays in March, and it finally did happen...it just took a few months.