The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal was first on the report.
Angels acquiring Franklin Barreto from Athletics for Tommy La Stella, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 29, 2021
La Stella has been having a solid season slashing .273/.371/.475 with four home runs and 27 hits.
Franklin Barreto hasn’t been getting a ton of playing time this season and was part of the already crowded second base options including Tony Kemp, Vimael Machin and Chad Pinder.
La Stella brings an additional lefty bat to the infield, and possibly elsewhere, that the A’s were searching for heading into the season.
The article will be updated.
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