Joey Wendle

Born: 4/26/1990
Height: 6'1
Weight: 190
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Via trade from the Indians on December 8, 2014, for outfielder Brandon Moss (OAK). Originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .324 with 12 homers, 61 RBIs and 14 steals in 125 games at Nashville (Triple-A) with 31 doubles and nine triples for a .452 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Nashville August 31 to fill the 25-man roster spot left open when OF Coco Crisp was traded to the Cleveland Indians.
MLB Debut Date: 8/31/2016

Debut Details
August 31, in a 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros. The starting second baseman, he batted seventh and went 0-for-4 with a run scored. In his first at-bat against Mike Fiers in the second inning, with one out and one on, he reached on an error by the shortstop and then scored on a triple by Jake Smolinski. In the third, with the bases loaded and two outs, he grounded out to first base. In the fifth, with two outs, he lined out to right field. In the eighth, he struck out swinging against Michael Feliz but it was a wild pitch and he reached first base where he was stranded.

Player Notes
Wendle has put up two terrific back-to-back seasons at Nashville since coming over to Oakland from Cleveland, having hit .289 there in 2015 with 10 homers, 57 RBIs, 12 steals and a franchise-record 42 doubles for a .442 SLG. He missed some time due to injury in 2014, when he hit .253 with eight homers, 50 RBIs and 20 doubles in 87 games at Akron (Double-A/Indians) but the previously unsung senior sign out of West Chester has emerged as a fan favorite and a hard-playing, versatile player with some surprising power and a little speed to boot.