The A’s have designated 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Jermaine Mitchell for assignment. Mitchell played in 108 games in AAA-ball for the A’s last year and he was 103 of 409 (.252 avg, .731 OPS) with 75 runs scored, 6 homers, 38 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. He has now played in 753 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 792 of 2,822 (.281 avg, .803 OPS) with 495 runs scored, 55 homers, 325 RBIs and 144 stolen bases. The A’s aren’t going to miss Mitchell too much moving forward.
UPDATE: (12/1/2012) - The A’s have decided not to tender a contract to Jermaine Mitchell, making him a free agent.