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Athletics bring back Jack Cust

May 15, 2010, 10:51 AM EDT

cust posing in dugout.jpgSearching for more production from a designated hitter spot that has combined for just two home runs (tied for lowest in the league) and a .291 on-base percentage (tied for third lowest), the Athletics have called up Jack Cust from Triple-A Sacramento, reports Mychael Urban of CSNBayArea.com. He’ll be in uniform for Saturday’s game against the Angels.

Cust was designated for assignment by the club after batting .216 with 20 strikeouts over 51 at-bats during spring training. The decision seemed a bit short-sighted at the time, especially considering that the team brought him back on a one-year, $2.65 million contract in January.

Money aside, Cust has amassed a .378 on-base percentage with a .462 slugging percentage over the past
three seasons, numbers that Eric Chavez hasn’t come close to matching (.247/.298/.355 with one home run in 93 at-bats this season).

Cust was batting .273/.444/.436 with four homers and 19 RBI with Triple-A Sacramento, putting up a 33/33 K/BB ratio over 110 at-bats.
  

  1. Giraffe Monsoon - May 15, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Yeah, that K/BB stat is important to know for a player who’s only dimensions are hitting homeruns and knocking in runs.

  2. Curious George - May 16, 2010 at 8:01 AM

    Yeah, that K/BB stat is important to know for a player who’s only dimensions are hitting homeruns and knocking in runs

    And getting on base. Not sure why you are conveniently ignoring that “little” thing.

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