The A's announced they optioned rookie second baseman Grant Green to Triple-A Sacramento, following Tuesday night's 5-4 walk-off loss at Houston.
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Green, the A's top pick in the 2009 first-year player draft, No. 13 overall, was called up from the River Cats on July 8 and went a combined 0-for-15 with six strikeouts and a sacrifice fly RBI in five games with the A's. He started at second base, against left-handers, and he also committed three errors.
"I don't think (the game is) faster; I've been trying to be quicker," Green told CSNCalifornia.com during his first Oakland homestead. "It's the same game as it is in the minors, but I have been trying to do a little too much. When I get settled down, I think I'll be fine."
In 81 games at Sacramento, Green hit .318 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI and was tied for second in the Pacific Coast League in hits (112) and runs scored (61), was tied for fourth in doubles (25), was fifth in total bases (176) and tied for sixth in extra-base hits (39).
Reports out of Houston have the A's calling up infielder Adam Rosales to take Green's roster spot. But a place on the 40-man roster would have to be cleared for Rosales as he was designated for assignment on July 8 to clear a spot for Green, cleared waivers and was then outrighted to Sacramento on July 12.
"He does love the organization; he wants to be here, so I think he's excited," A's manager Bob Melvin said of Rosales at the time. "(He's) not as excited as me, but we're excited for him to still be an A."