The A’s have signed 29-year old lefty swinging 3B Dallas McPherson to a minor league deal. McPherson did not play ball in the U.S. last season. In 2008, McPherson played in 127 games in AAA-ball and he was 123 for 448 (.275 avg, .997 OPS) with 94 runs scored, 42 homers, 98 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. He has now played in 128 games in his major league career and he is 91 for 371 (.245 avg, .756 OPS) with 53 runs scored, 18 homers and 45 RBIs. McPherson has also whiffed 126 times in his major league career so that has to be a concern. This was a nice gamble for the A’s though as they have a need at 3B and McPherson definitely has the power to fill the position.