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Here’s a Thought: Tommy Everidge Gets His Overdue Call-Up

Tonight, the A's have purchased the contract of 26-year-old 1B/3B Tommy Everidge from Triple-A Sacramento.

Get excited, A's fans.

If you haven't heard of Everidge, he was a 10th-round pick of the A's back in 2004.

After a middling pro debut, Everidge had a nice year in Low-A in 2005 (.279/.370/.482) considering the difficult offensive environment he was in.

He hit 20 homers in High-A in 2006, which was the first time I noticed the burly slugger. I noted him as a sleeper in the organization.

The A's didn't agree, and sent him back to High-A in 2007 despite the power display.

Twenty-four-year-old first basemen in High-A generally don't have futures, but Everidge did his best to show he was an exception to the rule, slugging 26 homers and hitting ....

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