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A’s call up RHP A.J. Griffin, place McCarthy on DL

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POSTED June 25, 2012 1:48 a.m.

OAKLAND (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have called up right-hander A.J. Griffin to make his major league debut Sunday against the San Francisco Giants.

The A’s officially placed opening-day starter Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list with a recurring shoulder strain retroactive to Wednesday. Oakland also called up reliever Evan Scribner and optioned infielder Eric Sogard to Triple-A Sacramento.

To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Griffin, the A’s designated Danny Farquhar for assignment.

Griffin has a combined 6-3 record and a 2.66 ERA in 15 games with Double-A Midland and Triple-A Sacramento this season. The 24-year-old was drafted by the A’s in the 13th round of the 2010 draft.

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