Athletics Release Landon Powell

The Oakland Athletics announced earlier today that they have released back up catcher Landon Powell. Powell was outrighted off of the 40 man roster in January but was invited to spring training as a non roster invitee. He is now a free agent and can sign with any team.

Powell has played in parts of three seasons with the Athletics as the primary back up to starting catcher Kurt Suzuki. He has thrown out around 40% of potential base stealers in his three seasons and has played a bit of first base and designated hitter as well.

The Athletics had agreed to a one year arbitration deal with Powell before the season, but DFA'd him to make a roster move in January, as he was expendable as a career .200 hitter. He will make about one sixth of the deal even though he has been released, as a part of their agreement.

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