The Oakland Athletics are set to call up first baseman/catcher Tyler Soderstrom ahead of Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins, the Turlock Journal reported Wednesday night
Soderstrom is the No. 1 prospect in Oakland's organization, according to MLB Pipeline. The Athletics' third-ranked prospect, second baseman Zack Gelof, will also be brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas ahead of the series with the Twins, according to a report from MLB.com
In the wake of the reports, Gelof took to social media on Wednesday and posted a picture of him and Soderstrom.
Gelof's father, Adam, also made a post on social media noting that his son got the call to the big leagues.
"2 years to the day, A's drafted Zack in the 2nd round of the MLB draft & put their belief in hardworking boy from the 302 via UVA," Adam Gelof wrote on Twitter. "Son got the call excited to play in front of the loud, rowdy & very much ‘We are still here' fans of the Coliseum."
Soderstrom, 21, hit .254 with 20 homers and 59 RBIs across 69 games at Las Vegas. He was a first-round pick (26th overall) in the 2020 draft.
The 23-year-old Gelof also appeared in 69 games at Triple-A this season, hitting .304 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs. He was a second-round selection in the 2021 draft, and his brother, Jake, was just nabbed by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in the second round of the 2023 draft.
--Field Level Media