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Oakland A's send 11 to minor league camp

The Oakland A's sent 11 players to minor league camp on Sunday.

The Oakland A's re-assigned 10 players to minor league camp and optioned infielder Renato Nunez to Triple-A Nashville in a series of moves on Sunday that brought the number of players in A's camp down to 52.

The A's re-assigned Zach NealTyler SturdevantFelix DoubrontJermaine CurtisRichie MartinMax MuncyRangel RaveloJosh RodriguezAndrew Lambo and Kenny Wilson to minor league camp. 

Nunez got plenty of opportunities this spring, and he didn't waste those chances. He had six hits in 18 at-bats, including two homeruns and a double. Nunez is still a man in search of a position and he got some time in left field this week. He will likely get plenty of reps in the outfield during minor league spring training.

Neal allowed three runs in four innings spread over three official appearances. He also pitched for Team Italy in the exhibition game the A's played against the WBC club earlier this week. The stats from that game didn't count in the official spring stats and several members of the A's were "lent" to Italy for that game.

Muncy, who has played for the A's in parts of each of the last two seasons, had only four at-bats in official spring games. He had one hit and scored a run. Ravelo, who like Muncy lost his 40-man roster spot this off-season, had one hit in five at-bats this spring. That hit was a homerun. He also walked twice. Rodriguez didn't receive many opportunities either, collecting three at-bats in four games. He didn't have a hit but walked twice.

Lambo had two hits and two walks in 10 at-bats spread over seven games this spring. One of those two hits was a homerun. Lambo started last season on the A's roster, but missed much of the season while battling testicular cancer. 

Wilson looked good in his opportunities this spring. He had three hits and two walks in eight at-bats. One of those hits was a three-run homerun. 

Sturdevant, a minor league free agent signing this off-season, made only one appearance this spring, tossing two-thirds of a scoreless inning. He also pitched in the Team Italy game for the WBC squad, throwing a scoreless inning against his A's teammates.

Martin, the A's top pick in 2015, had four at-bats in three games this spring. He is expected to start the year with Double-A Midland. 

Doubront didn't make an appearance this spring. He is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and is still working his way back to pitching in game situations. Curtis also didn't appear in a game yet this spring.


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