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Oakland A's option Bruce Maxwell, Jesse Hahn

The Oakland A's Opening Day roster is coming more into focus, as Oakland dropped three more players from big league camp on Sunday.

The Oakland A's optioned Bruce Maxwell and Jesse Hahn to Triple-A Nashville and Ross Detwiler opted out of his minor league contract, trimming the A's major league camp to 37 with a week left in the spring. 

With Hahn heading back to Nashville, the A's Opening Day rotation appears set with Kendall GravemanSean ManaeaJharel CottonRaul Alcantara and Andrew Triggs. Hahn had an up-and-down camp, but he struggled in his last two starts. With Alcantara being out of options, it made sense to start the year with Hahn in Triple-A to work through his recent struggles.

Maxwell's demotion was expected given that Stephen Vogt and Josh Phegley are both still healthy at this stage in camp. Maxwell made the choice a difficult one, however, as he had a strong camp. He hit .282/.364/.513 with five extra-base hits. 

Detwiler opted out of his contract when it became clear that he wasn't going to make the A's Opening Day roster. That likely leaves Daniel Coulombe as the second lefty (along with Sean Doolittle) in the A's bullpen.

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