A's option four prospects to Minors

Munoz, Brugman, Blackburn and Wahl will return to Triple-A

March 13th, 2017

The A's optioned four prospects to Triple-A Nashville on Monday: infielder , outfielder and right-handers and .

All four rank among Oakland's Top 30 Prospects heading into the season, according to MLBPipeline.com.

Munoz is the highest ranked of the group, at No. 13. The 22-year-old hit .240 with nine home runs and 39 RBIs in 102 games for Double-A Midland last season.

The 25-year-old Brugman is rated the team's No. 25 prospect. The left-handed hitter batted .285 with 12 home runs and 87 RBIs in 132 games split between Double-A and Triple-A last year.

Blackburn is the A's No. 26 prospect. The 23-year-old went 9-5 with a 3.27 ERA in 26 games (25 starts) for the Cubs' and Mariners' Double-A affiliates in 2016 before being acquired by the A's for Danny Valencia in November.

Wahl, 24, is Oakland's No. 27 prospect. He had a 2.65 ERA and 14 saves in 45 relief appearances in the Minor Leagues last season, with 65 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings.

The moves leave the A's with 48 players in spring camp -- 35 of the players on their 40-man roster and 13 non-roster invitees.