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Oakland Athletics put Mitch Moreland on IL, recall Luis Barrera

Feb 23, 2020; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Oakland Athletics right fielder Luis Barrera (79) makes the running catch for an out against the San Francisco Giants during a spring training game at HohoKam Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics placed first baseman/designated hitter Mitch Moreland on the 10-day injured list Tuesday and recalled outfielder Luis Barrera.

Moreland, who is dealing with a rib injury on his left side, is batting .237 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in his first season with the A’s. The 35-year-old is a career .252 hitter with 180 home runs and 603 RBIs over 12 seasons with the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres and A’s.

Barrera, 25, will be on a major league roster for the first time. He has spent nine seasons in the A’s system, making his debut for Oakland’s Dominican Summer League team when he was 17. He was batting .349 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 11 games at Triple-A Las Vegas.

Barrera, Oakland’s No. 7 overall prospect, according to mlb.com, is expected to be available for Tuesday night’s home game against the Houston Astros.

Moreland’s IL move is retroactive to Saturday.

–Field Level Media