The Oakland Athletics have reportedly called up one of their top prospects in the form of infielder Jemile Weeks. The former 2008 first round pick is coming to Oakland after Mark Ellis suffered a right hamstring strain that looks to put him on the disabled list. Recently called up Scott Sizemore filled in for Ellis to close out the game, but if Ellis is heading to the DL, it leaves the A's short an infielder once again.
The real question at this point is whether or not Weeks will get any playing time. The A's added Scott Sizemore for some depth and I don't think many A's fans would be surprised if Bob Geren decided to rotate Rosales and Sizemore between second and third, mixing in Conor Jackson on occasion.
However, given the struggles of the A's offense, it seems hard to justify not throwing Weeks in to see what he can do. In 45 games at AAA, Weeks has a line of .321/.417/.446. He's got three home runs, 22 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. While his development is ongoing, Weeks has shown he can hit the ball. He's had some struggles staying healthy so the team will have to monitor that if he gets some playing time.
At the very least I find myself hoping the A's at least give him some at bats. Maybe alternate him and Sizemore at second. They just need to figure out some way to get Weeks into the lineup. I don't know if he'll do enough to force the A's hand with Mark Ellis, but is there any downside to giving him a shot right now?