With the Oakland A’s entrenched in heated races with playoff implications (2.5 games behind rival Texas Rangers for the division, and 4 games up in a tight Wild Card race), reinforcements could soon be on the way.. With their triple-A affiliate, Sacramento River Cats, whining down their season and with MLB roster expansion coming in September, there could be some much needed help on the way for the A’s.
Tonight, as I take in the River Cats playing the San Francisco Giants triple-A affiliate, Fresno Grizzlies, I figure we can start to take a look at some of the players who may get the September call-up to the majors (note: these are all players who are on the A’s 40-man roster as of August 28).
Pedro Figueroa, Relief Pitcher -
Figueroa got a call-up last September, pitching in 19 games for the A’s. He would register 21.2 IP, allowing 16 H’s, 9 R’s, 8 ER’s, 2 HR’s, 15 BB’s, 14 K’s, with a 3.32 ERA and a 1.431 WHIP. Completing his second season with the River Cats, Figu