A's Prospect Brugman to Get Call-up, Join Team in Tampa

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman is set for his first major league call-up and will join the A's on Friday against Tampa Bay, a source confirmed to NBC Sports California.

The 25-year-old Brugman, who throws and hits left-handed, is batting .288 with one home run and eight RBI for Triple-A Nashville. The start to his season was delayed by a leg injury.

The move has not been announced, nor is it known what the corresponding roster move would be. Right fielder Matt Joyce has been out of the lineup the past couple of games with a quadriceps issue, but he pinch hit Wednesday against Toronto.

Brugman made a nice impression this past spring in big league camp and he can play all three outfield spots. Mlb.com ranked him as the A's No. 21 prospect before this season.

In other prospect news, the A's are hopeful of getting Double-A shortstop Richie Martin back into games late next week after Martin underwent surgery for a broken nose and deviated septum when he was hit by a pitch. Martin is being fitted for a clear mask and face guard. He was the A's first-round pick in 2015.

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