Cowgill Activated and Optioned
Collin Cowgill, sidelined with a sprained ankle, was activated off of the disabled list today and optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Cowgill was a bright spot when he got injured but has been worth just 0.3 WAR on the season in 108 plate appearances, though for perspective’s sake Coco Crisp has been worth 0.4 WAR in 251 plate appearances. Cowgill owns a .271/.343/.313 slash line with a 10.2% BB% and 22.2% K%. Cowgill just couldn’t crack into the A’s busy outfield picture and that is understandable as he has been good but not standout – I still think he is a better option than Coco.
Cowgill has also spent time in Sacramento this year where he is hitting .260/.317/.375 in 104 plate appearances. He likely remains the first call up option for Billy Beane should any outfielder go down or not perform.