The weather outside might still be frightful, but spring is just around the corner and that means only one thing: baseball! Every year, we preview the spring training roster battles that will take place during major league camp. While these battles may change based on a late move, most of these scenarios will still hold true. We conclude our series with a look at the relief pitching battle.
February 11, 2007
Tuesday turned out to be Transaction Day for the Oakland A's this week. In a flurry of moves, the A's filled out their coaching staff, re-signed one of their relievers and, at least temporarily, let go of one of their veterans. Find out all of the day's events and the rest of the news around the organization in this edition of Oakland A's Notebook...
November 1, 2005
Suddenly in their worst funk since late May, the Kansas City Royals are a most welcome opponent for the Oakland A's this weekend. The Royals have lost 18 straight games heading into this weekend's three-game series at the Coliseum, including three games to Oakland two weekends ago in Kansas City.
August 18, 2005
A solid outing by Brian Lawrence is wasted in the seventh inning as the Florida Marlins scored four runs, two off Lawrence and two off Jay Witasik to save Dontrelle Willis from taking a loss. The Padres loaded the bases in the ninth but Rondell White took a called third strike to end the game, a 6-3 loss.
August 17, 2003
The San Francisco Giants had an eight-game winning streak coming into tonight's game, and the Padres had lost their most recent contest. San Francisco was hoping to expand its already dominating 11-game lead with a victory. Their pitcher, Kirk Rueter, had been on the 15-day disabled list because of an inflammation in his shoulder.
July 26, 2003