The Oakland Athletics placed Kendall Graveman on the 15-day disabled list and recalled corner infielder Max Muncy before Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners. Graveman left Sunday's game with an oblique strain that will likely keep him out for the remainder of the season. The A's have a Thursday off day, so won't need to call up another starting pitcher until rosters expand to 40 in September.
With Max Muncy, the A's will temporarily go to 14 position players. There's a strong likelihood Muncy returns to Nashville on Friday to wrap up the Triple-A Season that ends September 7 before getting recalled as a September callup.
Muncy has enjoyed a strong, though not powerful August in Triple-A, going 15-for-45 with two doubles, three walks, and eight strikeouts for a .333/.367/.378 line. That brings his Triple-A line to .268/.351/.408 on the year. With the MLB club, Muncy is 17-for-82 with eight doubles, two home runs, eight walks, and 24 strikeouts for a .207/.275/.378 line in 91 plate appearances.
In terms of lineups for the next few days, the A's probably face three right-handed pitchers over the next four games. With Ike Davis out for the year and Danny Valencia dealing with knee issues, Muncy could see time at both corner infield spots this week and in September.