Oakland Athletics Notes: Time to Promote Franklin Barreto With Marcus Semien Possibly Sidelined?

Marcus Semien has been diagnosed with a right wrist injury and is set to receive a CT Scan on Monday.

Franklin Barreto might be closing in on his Major League debut if reports suggesting Marcus Semien will be out for a period of time with a wrist injury are true and A's are ready to give him a look in their team after his great season start in Triple-A. Confirmation will come in after Monday, as Semien is set to undergo a CT Scan.

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The Athletics’ shortstop was not present in today’s lineup against the Houston Astros, as he was being subjected to an MRI, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He had been feeling pain on his wrist for some time, but last Friday the ache worsened during the first game against the Astros, prompting an in-depth examination which includes said CT Scan on Monday, as reported by ESPN.

The recent reduction of the disabled list minimum from 15 to 10 days could be very encouraging news for the Athletics’ prospect, who has had a amazing start at Triple-A Nashville and could obtain his promotion to the big leagues within the next few hours if Semien doesn’t improve.

The 49th-overall prospect, according to the MLB.com, has a slash line of .394/.462/.667, excluding Saturday’s games, adding a 1.128 OPS to the mix. He managed to bat at least one hit in eight of his last nine games prior to Saturday, as well as one double, one triple, and two home runs, along with eight runs batted in and five runs scored.

The A’s recalled outfielder Jaff Decker from Triple-A, as he will join the team after spending his first three years in the big leagues with San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays. Decker made his 2017 debut today, blasting three hits in four at bats, including a triplee, one run scored and a run batted in.


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