A’s agree to terms with RHP Trevor May on one-year contract

December 16th, 2022

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland A’s agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Trevor May on a one-year contract for the 2023 season, the club announced today.  To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s designated outfielder Cody Thomas for assignment.

May went 2-0 with a save and a 5.04 ERA in 26 relief appearances for the New York Mets in 2022 in a season interrupted by a three-month stint on the injured list with an inflamed right triceps.  He allowed a .265 opponents batting average and struck out 30 in 25.0 innings while walking nine.  The 33-year-old right-hander also made two postseason appearances for the Mets, striking out four and walking one in 2.1 scoreless and hitless innings.

May made his Major League debut with Minnesota in 2014 and pitched six seasons with the Twins before spending the last two seasons with the Mets.  He missed the 2017 season following “Tommy John” surgery and is 32-24 with 12 saves and a 4.35 ERA in 309 career appearances, including 26 starts.  May has 480 strikeouts in 403.2 career innings and has walked 136 for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.53.

Thomas missed the first four months of the 2022 season following surgery in February on his Achilles tendon but ended up making his Major League debut with the A’s in September.  He went 8-for-30 (.267) with no extra base hits, no RBI and a .579 OPS in 10 games with Oakland and combined for a .196 average, a home run, 10 RBI and .604 OPS in 16 minor league games.  The 28-year-old left-handed hitter was originally acquired by the A’s from the Dodgers in February of 2021 and is a .257 career hitter with 100 home runs and 340 RBI in 512 games in six seasons in the minors.