Wholesale changes here in Texas: Carlos Gonzalez will be making his major-league debut tonight, playing center and batting eighth, and reliever Brad Ziegler also got his first callup in a massive four-man shipment from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday.
Travis Buck is back and he’s leading off tonight, and Kiko Calero returns to
’s bullpen. Oakland
DH Mike Sweeney (knee), outfielder Ryan Sweeney (foot) and reliever Joey Devine (forearm) were all placed on the DL and Lenny DiNardo was sent out.
More details to come, but it’s unusual to get so many callups all at once.
So both Sweeneys are on the DL with Devine, and the A's have DFA'd DiNardo, it looks like. This will be the major league debut for the long-awaited Carlos Gonzalez, and for our very own Brad Ziegler in the 'pen.
We welcome back our lead-off man, Travis Buck, and we welcome to the team for the first time this season, Kiko Calero!