The Oakland Athletics selected the contract of infielder Andy Parrino from the Nashville Sounds after placing Edward Mujica on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured thumb. To make room on the 40-man roster, Tyler Ladendorf was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
As I suspected Friday, the A's will elect not to seek additional bullpen help as they already have seven relievers in the bullpen, with the team previously carrying an extra reliever in place of Drew Pomeranz. With Coco Crisp announcing on social media service Snapchat that he received "disheartening news" regarding his neck problem, he is most likely to go on the disabled list Saturday to clear space for Kendall Graveman to start.
Transferring Tyler Ladendorf from the minor league disabled list to the major league disabled list affects Ladendorf's career and earnings. He now earns service time and the major league minimum salary, rather than the first time optional assignment minimum.
The switch-hitting Parrino could give the left-handed batting Eric Sogard a break against left-handed pitching. Parrino has continued to hit well in Triple-A, where he is batting .273/.369/.432 in 160 plate appearances for the Nashville Sounds this season. For his career over five seasons of Triple-A baseball, he is .272/.353/.392 in 1,504 plate appearances. However, that level of success has not translated well in his various brief visits to the major leagues, where he is .152/.216/.283.
Parrino also plays shortstop, but calls to move Marcus Semien off of the position are perhaps premature with the addition of Ron Washington to try to cure the defensive woes that have led to Semien's 16 errors.