Sizemore to undergo MRI; Parrino to be called up Wednesday
ANAHEIM — A’s second baseman Scott Sizemore sprained his surgically-repaired left knee in Tuesday’s game in Anaheim and will return to the Bay Area on Wednesday to undergo an MRI.
Both Sizemore and his employers are holding out hope that the injury is minor, but with Josh Reddick also out nursing a sprained right wrist, the A’s have no choice but to place one of them — likely Sizemore — on the disabled list on Wednesday in order to ensure enough healthy bodies are on their bench.
Once they do so, Andy Parrino will be promoted, MLB.com has learned. The versatile infielder/outfielder, brought over the offseason trade that sent Tyson Ross to the Padres, enjoyed a nice spring with the A’s and was batting .174 (4-for-23) in six games with the River Cats through Tuesday.
Parrino hit .207 with one homer and six RBIs in 55 games with San Diego last year, appearing in 26 games at shortstop and 15 at second base, while also playing two games at third and one in right field.
Sizemore suffered the injury in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s contest while chasing after a fly ball off the bat of Mike Trout that fell in for a hit. He immediately exited the game and was replaced by Eric Sogard.
“I just kind of stopped, kind of with a straight leg, and it didn’t feel right,” Sizemore said. “It kind of tightened up on me, so obviously being safe than sorry we’ll get it checked out tomorrow and hopefully it’s something minor and won’t be anything too serious. But, as of now, we don’t know anything.”
Sizemore underwent surgery on that same knee just last spring as a result of a torn ACL, forcing him to miss all of 2012. Tuesday marked just his second appearance of the season.
Best-case scenario, Sizemore learns Wednesday that the pain is stemming from scar-tissue tearing.
“That would be good,” he said, “but at this point it’s just kind of all speculation, so we just wish for the best.”