There are several Oakland A's prospects currently wearing the "yellow" jerseys in minor league camp. Yellow jerseys signify that the player is in rehab mode and not on the full camp program. Below are the players currently wearing yellow and their progress:
Tanner Peters: The right-hander is battling an intercostal strain.
Yairo Munoz: The shortstop is battling a slight quad strain.
Kevin Duchene: The left-hander is officially “deconditioned”. A's Director of Player Development Keith Lieppman said Duchene had been sick for a while and it took a toll on him, so he needs to build his stamina back up.
Bobby Wahl: The right-hander is continuing to progress from an injury to his right forearm that required surgery last summer. Wahl is making good progress on his return, according to Lieppman.
Matt Stalcup: The left-hander is dealing with a lower back injury.
Rodolfo Fernandez: The right-hander is dealing with a right shoulder injury. He missed all of last season with injury.
Chris Kohler: The left-hander is dealing with left shoulder soreness.
In addition, infielder A.J. Kubala is not in camp. He is still battling back problems.
Several Oakland A's prospects are participating in the World Baseball Classic. Catcher Bruce Maxwell had a big game in Germany's 5-4, extra-inning loss to Nicaragua on Thursday. Maxwell hit a three-run homer and he singled twice in four at-bats, continuing the strong spring he started in A's big league camp. Germany will look to stave off elimination on Friday versus the Czech Republic.
Catcher Andy Paz, who was born in Cuba but grew up in France, suited up for Team France in their WBC opening loss to Panama. Paz started at catcher and went 1-4.
Right-handers Jake Sanchez and Andres Avila are suiting up for Team Mexico. Sanchez threw an inning in Mexico's WBC-opening win, allowing a solo homer. Both pitchers competed in the Mexican Winter League this past season. Mexico takes on Nicaragua on Friday. The winner of that game guarantees themselves a spot in the qualifying round finals.