Dayan Viciedo LF/RF OAK 3 months ago

Vocoedp signed with the Athletics on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Viciedo spent spring training with the Blue Jays but opted out of his contract when he failed to make the Opening Day roster. The 26-year-old appeared in 145 games for the White Sox last season, hitting .231 with 21 home runs, 58 RBI and 122 strikeouts. Viciedo will initially report to Triple-A Nashville.

Dayan Viciedo LF/RF OAK 5 months ago

Viciedo will opt out of his contract after failing to make the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

No surprise here, as the idea of playing in the minor leagues probably doesn't have much appeal to a guy with 1,675 career at-bats in the majors. Of course, Viciedo may have a hard time finding a spot on a big-league roster, as he has increasingly developed a reputation as a one-trick pony.

Dayan Viciedo LF/RF OAK 5 months ago

Viciedo (foot) collected two hits in Saturday's 1-0 victory over the Yankees.

After being scratched on Mar. 9 with a right foot infection, Viciedo wasted no time in returning and making an impact. Viciedo is fighting for a spot in the big leagues as an extra outfielder. He has hit well against lefties and if he makes the Blue Jays, could have value against left-handed pitching in daily leagues; however, it's best to take a wait-and-see approach to find out whether or not he cracks the major league roster.

Dayan Viciedo LF/RF OAK 6 months ago

Viciedo was scratched from Monday's Grapefruit League game with a right foot infection, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

Viciedo entered spring training fighting for a spot on the Opening Day roster, so missing extended time could impact his ability to earn a role in the big leagues. He likely won't be sidelined too long with the infection, but any setbacks could result in him starting the season with the Triple-A team.

Dayan Viciedo LF/RF OAK 6 months ago

Viciedo has agreed to a minor league contract with the Blue Jays, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

This makes a lot of sense considering Michael Saunders is slated to miss four-to-six weeks with a knee injury, placing his status in doubt for Opening Day. Look for Viciedo to compete for a spot on the Jays' big league roster as an outfielder who can play against lefties, but it is also possible that he spends a good portion of the season at Triple-A. The best way to utilized Viciedo in fantasy would be in daily leagues when he's in the lineup against a southpaw.

Dayan Viciedo LF/RF OAK 7 months ago

The Reds contacted Viciedo after he was released by the White Sox but seem unlikely to sign him, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Reds are content to cast their lot with Marlon Byrd in left field, and given that both he and Viciedo are right-handed hitters, adding Viciedo wouldn't create a platoon. "He wants more playing time than we can give him," GM Walt Jocketty said. "He wants to start or at least platoon."

Dayan Viciedo LF/RF OAK 7 months ago

Viciedo was released on Wednesday.

After a disappointing 2014 campaign in which Viciedo slashed just .231/.281/.405, the 25-year-old was designated for assignment last week. Now he'll be an outright free agent where he could command some interest from teams in need of outfield depth, but he may not receive regular at bats wherever he lands.

Dayan Viciedo LF/RF OAK 7 months ago

Viciedo was designated for assignment on Wednesday.

This move was necessary to open up a spot on the 40-man roster after the White Sox signed Gordon Beckham. On the surface it may seem that Viciedo would be an attractive option for several teams given his raw power from the right side. But it was no secret that Chicago was aggressively trying to trade him this winter, and clearly there was not a lot of interest. Any team that claims him will also get his $4.4 million contract, so it is more likely that he gets traded after clearing waivers, with the likely role of fourth outfielder on a team desperate for right-handed power.

Dayan Viciedo LF/RF OAK 7 months ago

Viciedo agreed to a one-year, $4.4 million contract with the White Sox on Monday, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

The deal means the two sides avoid salary arbitration, though it's not clear what happens next as far as Viciedo's standing on the White Sox roster. With Melky Cabrera signed in free agency, there might not be a place left for Viciedo in the regular lineup. Despite his inconsistency as a hitter, Viciedo's uncommon power could make him a trade target to a team that has more use for him than the White Sox.

Dayan Viciedo LF/RF OAK 8 months ago

Viciedo may not be guaranted a spot in the White Sox's regular lineup after the team reportedly signed Melky Cabrera late Saturday night.

Viciedo has as much raw power as anyone, but he has yet to show much consistency through parts of five major league seasons. If Viciedo remains with the organization, then he will need to beat out Avisail Garcia for regular at-bats, or be relegated to reserve duty.