What to expect from Grant Green

Entering Sunday, the Oakland Athletics hadn’t received any home runs from their second base position, fueling speculation that a trade for someone like Philadelphia Phillies option Chase Utley was a possibility. While Eric Sogard finally hit one out while playing second base on Sunday, it didn’t stop the organization from promoting 2009 first-round pick Grant Green for Monday’s game. His debut in Pittsburgh was quiet, as the 25-year-old struck out twice in three hitless at-bats, but fantasy owners desperate for middle infield pop need to watch his progress, for there is upside.