Oakland Athletics Expected to Call Up Infielder Andy Parrino to Replace Scott Sizemore
Infielder Scott Sizemore left the game after awkwardly landing while ranging far out into right field in search of a pop-up. It was ultimately revealed that he sprained his left knee — the same one in which he tore an ACL in 2012, putting him out of action for the entire season. He went back to the Bay Area today for an MRI.
After the game, A’s personnel predicted that the team would call up Jemile Weeks from Triple-A Sacramento to fill in for Sizemore should he be headed back to the disabled list, but we’re approximately six or so hours away from the team’s game on Wednesday and A’s writer Susan Slusser has changed her prediction.
Now, the team is believed to be calling up Andy Parrino, rather than Weeks. Slusser notes that she’s almost certain the decision would be made because of Parrino’s ability to play in the outfield if need be. Remember, Josh Reddick is still out while nursing the wrist he sprained on Sunday against the Houston Astros.
Weeks can only play infield positions, so it would make sense from a team depth situation to bring on someone like Parrino, who’s a bit more versatile. He also had a pretty decent Spring Training offensively, so if he ends up getting in the A’s lineup in the interim, he might end up filling in quite nicely.
Of course, the A’s could opt to make a completely different roster decision — this is just the latest speculation.