Every year major league teams invite a group of players not on the 40-man roster to big league spring training camp. This group of players, known as the non-roster invitees, are made up generally of minor league free agent signings, rising prospects, and a smattering of veteran organizational players who aren't on the 40-man roster. This season, the Oakland A's have invited 17 non-roster players to camp. Here is a snapshot of these players and what they might bring to the A's system in 2005.
February 20, 2005