Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/29/13
  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). Pitchers - 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
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