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A’s recalling Jemile Weeks, Daric Barton from Triple-A

Sep 10, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

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Oakland’s Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento was knocked out of the Pacific Coast League playoffs yesterday, so the A’s have recalled Jemile Weeks and Daric Barton as part of September roster expansion.

Weeks was demoted to Triple-A in mid-August after hitting just .220 in 113 games as the A’s starting second baseman. He batted .322 with an .834 OPS in 10 regular season games for Sacramento, but it’s unclear how much playing time he’ll get down the stretch with Cliff Pennington and Stephen Drew now serving as Oakland’s double-play duo.

Barton hit just .198 in 37 games for the A’s and has spent most of the season at Triple-A hitting .255 with a modest .425 slugging percentage in 74 games. He still has great on-base skills, with more walks (66) than strikeouts (53) and a .411 OBP, but Barton’s stock has plummeted in recent years and Chris Carter is now the A’s starting first baseman.

  1. APBA Guy - Sep 10, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    These two probably will not see a lot of playing time, but Jemile could be used as a pinch runner in addition to giving Melvin some additional flexibility to pinch hit for Pennington in leveraged situations. Weeks could then come in to play, not do the pinch hitting, though the defensive downgrade would be measurable. Carter has been slumping lately, so Barton may actually get an occasional start and can also come in for defensive purposes late in the game.

    • scatterbrian - Sep 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

      Barton over Moss too?

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