The Boston Red Sox recently cut ties with a former high-end draft pick with a lot of potential that never put it all together.
The young hurler has since switched coasts in an attempt to revitalize his career.
Right-handed reliever Durbin Feltman has signed a minor-league deal with the Oakland Athletics according to the Major League Baseball transaction wire.
Feltman was a third-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft after dominating as TCU’s closer. The 26-year-old came into the organization throwing 99 mph with a wipeout slider.
Some speculated that he could join Boston’s bullpen just months after he was drafted — which of course never came to fruition.
After a strong start to his professional career, Feltman has struggled mightily in the last few seasons and lost a considerable amount of velocity and control. He’s now sitting in the low-90s with a below-average walk rate.
Feltman posted a 7.63 ERA with a 56-to-24 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 1.59 WHIP in 48 1/3 innings for Triple-A Worcester last season.
Now he’ll have a chance to get back on track in the Athletics organization — a system and big league roster that would be a lot easier to latch onto.