The A’s are playing well at the moment – they have a 29-23 record and are within striking distance of the first-place Texas Rangers in the A.L. West.
They’ve managed to get off to a strong 2013 start utilizing a backup infield tandem of Adam Rosales and Eric Sogard – an area of the team’s roster that could (and should) be in line for an upgrade.
Sogard impressed in Spring Training and earned a spot on the Opening Day roster as a result. The season-ending injury dealt to Scott Sizemore in early April gave Rosales the opportunity to claim the second backup role, but in the almost two months since then neither player has been particularly impressive on offense or defense.
The strong play of perennial prospect Grant Green, however, is making a strong case for his promotion to the big-league team. The same can be said for Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima, who is also playing for the River Cats while coming back from a hamstring injury picked up in late March.
At some point, the A’s a...