The Oakland A’s have called up minor league second baseman/infielder Grant Green from the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. As Susan Slusser noted last night:
I’m hearing from numerous sources that Grant Green will join the #Athletics in Pittsburgh tomorrow.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 8, 2013
A’s fans have clamored for Green to be given a shot to make the big-league team for a while – and his .318/.374/.500 slash line with 11 home runs, 25 doubles and 49 RBIs for the River Cats in 81 games this season was strong enough to earn a call-up.
The 25-year old Green will be in the starting lineup at second base for tonight’s series opener between the A’s and the Pittsburgh Pirates, hitting eighth (right before pitcher Bartolo Colon).
Earlier this morning, MLB Network Radio tweeted that manager Bob Melvin says Green will platoon with Eric Sogard at second base:
Bob Melvin told us Grant Green will be in the lineup tonight and will be platooning with Eric Sogardd at 2B going forward