The Oakland A’s have released 26-year old righty swinging catcher Carson Blair. Blair played in 23 games in A+AA+AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he was 27 of 81 (.333 avg, .888 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 3 homers and 14 RBIs. Blair got his first taste of the show with the A’s last year, when he played in 11 games for them and he was 4 for 31 (.129 avg, .454 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs. He did whiff 18 times last year with the A’s, so he was overmatched. This isn’t much of a loss for the A’s. At the same time, Blair should have little problem finding a new team to play for.