The Oakland Athletics are about to embark on an important week. The A's, currently in sole possession of the second wild card spot in the American League, will begin an important four-game set on Monday in Houston against the Astros. (Cleveland, Oakland's only real competition for the playoff spot, meanwhile, will be playing the Los Angeles Angels.) Fortunately for the A's, they'll have some added help on hand beginning with the first game of the series.

That's because the A's will reportedly bring up left-handed prospect Jesus Luzardo: