With the Sacramento River Cats being eliminated from playoff contention yesterday it didn’t take much time for the Oakland Athletics to call up top outfield prospect Michael Choice.
The now 23-year old got taken in the first round with the 10th pick in the 2010 MLB Draft and has progressively made his way up through the minor league system for the A’s. For his 013 season in Sacramento he hit .302 with 154 hits, 90 runs scored, 29 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs, 89 rbi and a OBP of .390. He can play all three outfield positions though he most likely will see time in left field or right field when given the chance to start by manager Bob Melvin.
Chris Young has struggled throughout the season and if the A’s face a left-handed starter Choice might get the opportunity to start and according to the A’s lineup card second basemen Jemile Weeks, shortstop Andy Parrino and reliever Pedro Figueroa have also been added to the roster. The River Cats do have two more games remaining for the season, so within the next couple of days more additions will get made.
Currently the A’s are two games back of the Texas Rangers for the AL West division and are looking to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays with right-hander A.J. Griffin getting the start and opposing Jamey Wright.