We are now in the month of September, and that means it’s time for MLB rosters to expand from 25 to 40. The Oakland Athletics are planning to call up a bunch of minor leaguers in the next few days.
According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A’s will bring up Jemile Weeks, Andy Parrino, and Pedro Figueroa on Sunday. Then on Tuesday, once the minor-league regular season ends, the A’s will likely call up Tommy Milone, Evan Scribner, Pat Neshek, and top prospect Michael Choice.
Weeks has fallen off the A’s radar since last season. Once considered the second baseman of the future, Weeks hit .303 and stole 22 bases in 97 games in 2011, and was primed to build on that success to have a stellar MLB career. But he really struggled in 2012, hitting just .221 in 118 games and spending some time in the minors towards the end of the year. He has played the entire season thus far in the minors, hitting .273 for the Rivercats.
Choice, the A’s first round pick in 2010, had a stellar year in Triple A Sacramento, batting .298 with 14 home runs 89 RBI in 131 games. He is ranked as the second best prospect and the top outfield prospect in the A’s organization.