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Angels calling up prospect Grant Green

Aug 6, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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Grant Green went 0-for-15 in his brief call-up with the A’s, who then traded him to the Angels for Alberto Callaspo last week. And now he’s heading back to the majors.

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Angels will call up Green for tonight’s game, adding the 24-year-old infielder to the roster for what will likely be his first extended opportunity in the big leagues. And he may play second base regularly depending on Howie Kendrick‘s knee injury.

Green, who was the 13th overall pick in the 2009 draft out of USC, played six games at Triple-A for the Angels following the trade. He also played 87 games at Triple-A for the A’s before the trade and has hit .326 with 11 homers and an .872 OPS in 93 total games there this season. Callaspo is certainly more of a sure thing to be a solid contributor down the stretch this year and that’s what the A’s were looking for, but the Angels did well to pick up Green and it makes sense to give him a long look now.

  1. losangelesfan - Aug 6, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Brandon Wood redux

    • jarathen - Aug 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      Lies. Brandon Wood had POWER.

    • notsofast10 - Aug 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      That is a stupid comment, Green has 15 at bats in the show and the verdict is in?

  2. tcostant - Aug 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    I remember thinking back then that the Nationals should draft Green or Mike Trout, instead of Drew Storen. I had Green first, strange as it sounds now…

  3. hookersdontsnuggle - Aug 6, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    yep, brandon wood 2.0.

  4. jkaflagg - Aug 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Billy Beane traded Green for Alberto Callaspo so that Callaspo could play second base. Anybody wonder why ? After having this guy in his organization for 4 seasons, he feels that Alberto Callaspo is better – and that trading Green to a division rival will not come back to haunt him ?

    Hope that Green is a pleasant surprise, as the Angels have had horrible luck to go with horrible management; but the fact that Beane gave him away for a spare part like Callaspo is suspicious….sort of like when the Braves gave up a young starter like Tommy Hanson for an erratic reliever….

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