Outfielder Michael Taylor was among three players the A’s called up from the minors before Friday’s series opener against Seattle.
It marks the big league debutfor Taylor, 25, a much talked-about prospect since the A’s acquired him from Toronto for infielder Brett Wallace before the 2010 season. Taylor hit .272 with 16 homers and 64 RBIs in 93 games for Triple-A Sacramento.
Infielder Adam Rosales and reliever Andrew Carignan also were called up. To clear a 40-man roster spot for Carignan, making his major league debut, first baseman Daric Barton was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
The A’s also reinstated reliever Michael Wuertz from the 15-day DL.