The A’s just announced that Ryan Sweeney was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb he suffered last night while making a diving catch. Did anyone see that reaction of his on TV while he was tying his shoes in the dugout after that catch? He suddenly jumped out of his seat in pain and grabbed his hand. You knew then that something was wrong. It’s impressive the type of season Sweeney has put together considering the bumps and bruises he’s gotten along the way.
The A’s recalled Eric Patterson to take his spot on the roster. You’ll remember Patterson struggled mightily at the plate in his recent call-up, and he played left field while he was up. The obvious choice is to just plug Rajai Davis in at CF and shift Carlos Gonzalez to RF. But they might give Patterson a look in CF instead.