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Tyler Soderstrom called up to Oakland
Tyler Soderstrom
Tyler Soderstrom (AP Photo/Matt York).

Tyler Soderstrom, a 2020 Turlock High graduate and the current top prospect for the Oakland Athletics, may be heading to the show, as sources have told the Journal that the A’s called up the 21-year-old catcher/first baseman to the Major League roster on Wednesday. He will be the seventh Bulldog in history to play in the big leagues and the first since Blake Cederlind with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020. 

Soderstrom was the 26th overall pick in the 2020 MLB June Amateur Draft. This season at Triple A Las Vegas, he compiled a .254 batting average, .303 on-base percentage, .536 slugging and .838 OBP with 71 hits, 20 home runs and 59 RBI in 280 at-bats over 69 games.

The left-handed hitter will be the second in his family to play in Major League Baseball, joining his father, Steve, who pitched in three games for the San Francisco Giants during the 1996 season. 

The A’s will come back from the All-Star break and start the second half of the 2023 season on Friday in Oakland when they take on the Minnesota Twins at 6:40 p.m.