Oakland Athletics expected to call up No. 2 prospect A.J. Puk

first_imgIn need of a little oomph from an exhausted bullpen, the Oakland A’s will call up No. 2 prospect A.J. Puk on Tuesday, per reports from MLB.com.The 24-year-old with a 98 mph fastball and 90 mph slider should certainly add a unique dynamic to this pitching staff as it prepares to face the New York Yankees for a crucial three-game series and beyond.Puk is a starter by trade, but will pitch out of the bullpen this year due to inning limitations dictated by his recovery from Tommy John surgery.H …last_img