Franklin High School graduate Corban Joseph will be the next WillCo alum to make the major leagues.
Joseph is to be called up from the Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A Las Vegas affiliate Aviators and join the A’s, per the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Until someone actually gets here, I do not have a comment on that,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday about Joseph, per the Chronicle‘s Susan Slusser and Bob Kroichick. “He’s had a really good year to this point, but it has not come across my desk yet whether or not he’s going to be here tomorrow.”
Joseph, a second baseman, played in 14 games for the Baltimore Orioles last season before joining the A’s organization.
The Chronicle notes he was batting .371 with the Aviators at the time of his promotion.
He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 2008 MLB draft after graduating from Franklin and has bounced around various minor leagues since the start of his career. He debut with the Yankees in the big leagues in 2013.
His brother, Caleb Joseph, is a tenured MLB catcher and fellow Franklin grad who played for Lipscomb. He spent 2014-18 with the Orioles before joining the Arizona Diamondbacks this spring on a one-year deal.