Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is now only two days away, and with the Minnesota Twins finding themselves as sellers again this year, they are looking to move any pieces that interest contending teams. In an odd situation, it looks like one piece, Sam Fuld, could be headed back to the team he started the year with, the Oakland Athletics.
Susan Slusser, the Athletics beat writer with the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Oakland is looking at any and all center field options.
The #Athletics are looking at numerous OF options – including Sam Fuld, who made such a good impression with them at start of season.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 29, 2014
Right now, Oakland is one of, if not the best team in baseball. However, Coco Crisp and Craig Centry both find themselves on the DL (not surprising with Crisp).
Slusser mentioned that Fuld impressed the A’s early on in the season, however he just didn’t factor into their plans. After blasting his first home run of the season against the Twins, Minnesota claimed the speedy center fielder on waivers.
Fuld is far from a top-level talent, but he plays an above average centerfield, and in a pitcher’s park like the Oakland Colisseum, his speed would once again play well for the Athletics.
For Fuld, there couldn’t be a better scenario, considering he was immediately thrust into the big league lineup for the Twins after clearing waivers, and could then find himself back in a familiar situation battling for a World Series title in October.
There are no indications as of yet as to how far talks have progressed, or what the A’s real intent is, however, it looks like Sam Fuld could be enjoying a nice reunion with his bearded band of brothers back in the bay by trade deadline’s end.