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Oakland Athletics promote Prairie Ridge grad Nick Martini

Nick Martini
Nick Martini

Crystal Lake native Nick Martini is getting his first shot in the major leagues.

The Oakland Athletics announced Wednesday they have selected the contract of the 2008 Prairie Ridge graduate from Triple-A Nashville and placed outfielder Matt Joyce on the 10-day disabled list.

Martini, 27, was hitting .299 with three homers and 23 RBIs in 51 games with Nashville this season.

Martini helped Prairie Ridge to the Class 4A state championship as a senior in 2008. He went on to play collegiately at Kansas State and was drafted in the seventh round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.

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