According to Melissa Lockard of OaklandClubhouse.com, Andy Parrino has been added to the River Cats’ roster. The corresponding roster move has not been announced quite yet, but Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that it will be Josh Reddick that is called up when he is activated from the D.L. tomorrow.
Parrino received a couple of starts in his latest stint with the big league club, going 2 for 6 with a walk and 3 K’s. It was assumed that Callaspo would force Parrino from the roster when he returned from injury, but it looks like the Athletics are going a different direction.
With Josh Reddick coming up, that leaves the Athletics with Eric Sogard and Nick Punto as their second base options. With Callaspo expected back in about a week’s time, this gives A’s management an extra few days to assess how bad the second base situation truly is. It could be a chance for Sogard, or veteran Nick Punto to get hot. The likelihood of that happening is pretty slim, although if either were going to, facing the Astros and Rangers this week should give them a huge boost.
Back to Josh Reddick. Looking at his splits, he is hitting RHP much better than LHP, at a clip of .264 compared to .155 on the season. The Athletics may be looking to work Reddick in to a platoon situation, with Stephen Vogt playing so well in several positions. The combination of Vogt and Brandon Moss can man right field and first base on days that Josh Reddick doesn’t play. On days Reddick does make it into the lineup, Vogt can take over a fair share of catching duties.
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