On Sunday evening, Sacramento River Cat utilityman Jermaine Clark went 3-4 with his fifth homerun of the season. The versatile Clark has been a valuable member of the River Cats all season. He also made a month-long appearance on the Oakland A's roster earlier this year. We caught up with Clark during a recent home-stand and discussed his role on the A's, playing for a hometown team, and his hopes for a call-up sometime in September…
September 5, 2005
Nick Swisher's shoulder injury created a spot on the Oakland A's 25-man roster on Monday and the A's gave utilityman Jermaine Clark the nod to fill that spot. Clark has spent parts of three seasons in the major leagues, but isn't exactly a household name. Here is an introduction to the A's newest player.
May 2, 2005
In this edition of the <I>Minor League Notebook</I>, we take a closer look at 24th round pick Dallas Braden and his surprising level of success against minor league hitters. The left-handed screwball specialist has been racking up strikeouts at a prodigious rate this season and his latest effort helped the Stockton Ports even their record at 6-6.
April 20, 2005
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