Weeks reportedly close to getting called up

Weeks reportedly close to getting called up

Weeks reportedly close to getting called up
BALTIMORE -- According to a report on CSNBayArea.com on Monday night, the A's will soon call up second-base prospect Jemile Weeks from Triple-A Sacramento.

The A's might need some second-base help after starter Mark Ellis strained his right hamstring in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Orioles. Ellis said after Monday's game that he'll have a better idea on Tuesday about the severity of the injury.

The 24-year-old Weeks, who was pulled out of Sacramento's game in the second inning Monday, was Oakland's first-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft and is the younger brother of Milwaukee second baseman Rickie Weeks.

Weeks is hitting .321 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 44 games this year. In addition, Weeks has a .414 on-base percentage.

The A's called up Scott Sizemore on Monday, and he can play second as well as third. Sizemore came on for Ellis in the sixth and went 1-for-2 in his first game with Oakland.