Straily Making Most Of Time In Triple-A

Dan Straily's rise through the minor leagues last season was one of the signature stories of the 2012 Oakland A's. Despite his 2012 accomplishments and a strong first start for the A's in Houston, Straily is back in the minor leagues. Far from discouraged, however, Straily is working to make himself a viable option for Oakland if and when they need another starting pitcher.

Thus far this season, the Oakland A's starting pitching has been up and down. A case can be made that the best performance from an A's starter to date came from a player currently pitching in Triple-A. Dan Straily's 11-strikeout performance over 6.2 innings in Houston on April 5 gave Oakland an early season high-mark for whiffs by a starting pitcher. Considering A's starters had combined for a...

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