Ryan Sweeney is back from the disabled list and starting in right field tonight against Minnesota. Carlos Gonzalez was shipped out to Triple-A to make roster room for him. Took me by surprise a little bit, considering the season really has boiled down to getting these young guys as much experience as possible. But Gonzalez is 4-for-52 over his past 16 games. You figure Rajai Davis is playing well in center field and Sweeney deserves to re-claim his starting spot in right field. Gonzalez is valuable enough, and young enough, that you don’t want to see his confidence plummet while sitting the bench/struggling in the big leagues.
Considering rosters can expand to 40 starting Monday, the A’s could bring him back soon if they wish. But Bob Geren didn’t give indication that would be the case. “You never make promises in this business,” was the word from the manager.
How does this move grab everybody?