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  • Luis Barrera: Released by Angels

    Barrera was released by the Angels on Saturday, Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Barrera joined the Angels on a minor-league deal after hitting .235/.290/.329 in 38 games for Oakland over the last two years. The 27-year-old will have to look elsewhere for his next employer.

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  • Angels' Luis Barrera: Reassigned to minors camp

    The Angels reassigned Barrera to minor-league camp Tuesday.

    Barrera spent most of last season with the Athletics' Triple-A affiliate, slashing .263/.329/.393 with 45 RBI over 348 plate appearances. He's 6-for-22 this spring, which isn't bad by any means, but the Angels will let him develop in the minors for a little longer.

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  • Angels' Luis Barrera: Joins Halos

    Barrera signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Thursday.

    Barrera spent 2022 in the Athletics organization and was at the Triple-A level for most of the year, where he had a .263/.329/.436 slash line in 85 games. He also played in 32 games with the big club and had a .632 OPS. The 27-year-old should serve as organizational depth for the Angels.

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  • Luis Barrera: Becomes free agent

    Barrera has elected free agency, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports.

    Barrera was designated for assignment near the end of the 2022 campaign, and he's since chosen to test free agency. He appeared in 32 games for Oakland, slashing .234/.294/.338 with one home run, seven RBI, three stolen bases and three runs scored.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Sent outright to Triple-A

    The Athletics outrighted Barrera to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.

    Oakland has now moved Barrera off its 40-man roster on two occasions this season, with the 26-year-old outfielder clearing waivers both times. Barrera has seen action in 32 games with the Athletics this season, but he's spent the bulk of the campaign in Las Vegas, where he's produced a .271/.331/.451 batting line over 294 plate appearances.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Designated for assignment

    The Athletics designated Barrera for assignment Friday.

    Barrera was placed on waivers in order to make room on the roster for fellow outfielder Conner Capel, who was claimed off waivers Friday. Barrera holds a .632 OPS in the majors this season, which jumps to .782 in the minors over 294 Triple-A plate appearances.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Solid work at Triple-A level

    Barrera has a .282/.327/.483 slash line with 18 extra-base hits (nine doubles, six triples, three home runs) and 27 RBI over 37 games since being optioned back to Triple-A Las Vegas on June 20.

    Barrera has also gone 4-for-6 in stolen-base attempts and scored 26 runs, all while striking out at an acceptable 19.4 percent clip. The 26-year-old has logged 32 games at the big-league level thus far this season, and considering his ability to play all three outfield spots and the Athletics' desire to evaluate young players at the tail end of a non-contending season, he seems a likely candidate for a September promotion.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Returns to Las Vegas

    The Athletics optioned Barrera to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    During his five-week stint with the big club, Barrera appeared in 32 games and slashed .234/.294/.338 with a home run and three steals. The Athletics briefly deployed Barrera in the everyday lineup during that five-week period, but he was never able to hit well enough to solidify himself as a regular. With Barrera now headed back to the minors, Cristian Pache and Chad Pinder should have slightly clearer paths to picking up at-bats out of the outfield.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Multi-hit effort in win

    Barrera went 2-for-3 in a win over the Royals on Sunday.

    Barrera drew a second straight start and parlayed it into his first multi-hit effort since May 25. The 26-year-old has cooled off considerably over the last few weeks, as even Sunday's solid effort leaves his slash line over his last 16 games at an abysmal .114/.184/.143.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Gets second straight start

    Barrera will start in left field and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Royals, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    For the second straight game, Barrera will maintain a spot in the outfield over Chad Pinder while the Athletics oppose a right-handed starting pitcher. Barrera was rewarded with the start after going 1-for-3 with a double in Saturday's 2-0 loss.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Not starting Tuesday

    Barrera isn't in the lineup Tuesday against Atlanta, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle

    Barrera went 0-for-17 with a walk and four strikeouts over his last eight games, and he'll be out of the lineup for the third time in the last four matchups. Chad Pinder is starting in left field and batting fifth.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Mired in multi-game slump

    Barrera is 0-for-17 with a walk, a hit-by-pitch and four strikeouts over his last seven games.

    The 26-year-old outfielder was carrying an impressive .333/.383/.500 slash line over his first 47 plate appearances before the skid began, but those respective figures now sit at .237/.303/.356. However, with Barrera still striking out at just a 19.7 percent clip for the season, he's giving himself a fighting chance of snapping out of the slump in short order while seeing regular playing time in the corner outfield spots.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Continues producing in win

    Barrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a double and a stolen base in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

    Barrera continued to offer stellar numbers out of the bottom of the order, contributing one of three multi-hit efforts of the night for the Athletics. The 26-year-old has forged multi-hit tallies in four of the last seven games and now boasts a .333/.383/.500 slash line across 47 plate appearances.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Added to Wednesday's lineup

    Barrera was added to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

    Barrera was initially slated to take a seat for the second time in the last three games Wednesday, but he'll start in right field and bat ninth after Ramon Laureano (hand) was scratched from the lineup. Barrera has gone 2-for-11 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base, a walk and five strikeouts over the last four games.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Sits for second time in Seattle

    Barrera is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Seattle.

    Barrera will sit for the second time in three games despite going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 7-5 win. Chad Pinder will pick up his fourth consecutive start in the outfield and may have moved ahead of Barrera on the depth chart.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Riding pine Monday

    Barrera isn't starting Monday against the Mariners.

    Barrera will get a breather after he went 0-for-6 with a walk and two strikeouts over the last two games. Tony Kemp, Cristian Pache and Chad Pinder will start in the outfield from left to right.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Laces pair of doubles Friday

    Barrera went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run in a win over the Angels on Friday.

    Barrera's punishment of big-league arms continued in remarkable fashion Friday with his second straight multi-hit effort. The pair of two-baggers were his first extra-base hits since a pinch-hit three-run home run last Saturday, but Barrera is still hitting a blistering .474 (9-for-19) over that span.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Playing time ticking up

    Barrera went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on Wednesday against the Twins.

    Barrera has started four of the last five games in a corner outfield spot. Chad Pinder has been the primary playing time loser, though Cristian Pache sat Wednesday. Barrera turned in his second multi-hit performance of the season, tallying three singles while scoring a run in the seventh inning and driving in a run in the eighth. Barrera has had some success early on, maintaining a .348/.407/.478 line while stealing a base and generating an 11.1 percent strikeout rate across 27 plate appearances.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: Walkoff homer

    Barrera hit a pinch-hit walkoff three-run home run Saturday in Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Angels.

    He took Raisel Iglesias deep to the pull side on a hanging breaking ball. Barrera has played roughly half the time since getting called up earlier this week, but he is also an option to enter games off the bench, as he showed with this clutch hit. Chad Pinder and Cristian Pache have left a lot to be desired this season, so Barrera could continue to earn opportunities. He is hitting .300 with one home run, one steal and a 2:2 K:BB in 13 plate appearances.

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  • Athletics' Luis Barrera: On base twice in debut

    Barrera, promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier in the day, went 1-for-2 with a walk in a win over the Tigers on Monday.

    The 26-year-old hit out of the bottom of the order while drawing the start in right field and generated one of six hits for the Athletics on another quiet night for the team's bats. Barrera generated a solid .286 average and .820 OPS across 23 games with the Aviators, and he should see intermittent playing time as a rotational outfield asset for manager Mark Kotsay.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Tamboril, Dominican Republic
Age: 28
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, L