OAKLAND -- The A's made their first round of September call-ups this morning, recalling Jemile Weeks, Andy Parrino and Pedro Figueroa and selecting Michael Choice from Triple-A Sacramento. To make room for Choice on the 40-man roster, the A's designated catcher Luke Montz for assignment.
The 23-year-old Choice, the A's first-round pick in the 2010 draft, was recently named to the All-PCL team and batted .302 with 14 home runs and 89 RBIs in 132 games with the River Cats. He has split most of his time this season between left field (55 games) and center (52).
Parrino was up with the A's for nine games in April, going 3-for-24 as a utility infielder. Weeks, the A's starting second baseman for much of last season, has played all of this year in Triple-A, hitting .271 with a .376 on-base percentage and 96 runs in 130 games. Figueroa, the left-handed reliever, was 3-4 with a 4.10 ERA in 46 games in Sacramento.
Montz, who hit .179 during a May call-up, played in 33 games for the River Cats this season but has been on the disabled list since July 3 with a strained right shoulder.
All the call-ups are on the A's lineup card today, though none are starting. Here's the A's lineup as they go for a three-game sweep against the Rays: