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The Oakland A’s recalled second baseman Grant Green from Triple-A Sacramento and designated infielder Adam Rosales for assignment, the club announced on Monday.
Green was batting .318 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI in 81 games with Sacramento and will be making his Major League debut tonight in Pittsburgh.
He is tied for second in the Pacific Coast League in runs (61) and hits (112), tied for fourth in doubles (25), ranks fifth in total bases (176) and tied for sixth in extra base hits (39). The 25-year old right-handed hitter was batting .366 against left-handed pitching compared to .306 against right-handers. Green was batting .269 over his first six games in July after hitting .372 with seven home runs and 21 RI in 26 games in June.
He has appeared in 67 games at second base, 13 at designated hitter and one at first base. Green was the A’s first round selection and the 13th pick overall in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. He has a .305 average with 55 home runs and 276 RBI in 469 games over five seasons in the minors.
Rosales was batting .200 with four home runs and eight RBI in 48 games with the A’s. He began the season on the disabled list with a strained left intercostal but was reinstated April 25 and hit .318 over his first 13 games. Rosales is batting .140 in 35 games since then. He started 31 games at shortstop and one at third base and also appeared in 13 games at second base and one in left field. The 30-year old Rosales made his A’s debut in 2010 and has a .226 batting average with 15 home runs and 55 RBI in 194 games in four seasons with Oakland.
Oakland A's media services provided this report.