With Bobby Crosby and Antonio Perez already hurt at the start of the playoffs, the Oakland A's thin middle infield became down-right skinny when Mark Ellis broke his finger. With Ellis out, the A's have an empty roster spot going into the ALCS. They will fill that spot with a middle infielder to back-up Marco Scutaro and D'Angelo Jimenez. The A's have three candidates to fill that roster spot.
October 8, 2006
Times have been tough recently for the Sacramento River Cats and no one knows that better than manager Tony DeFrancesco. Minor League Correspondent Paul Rathert caught up with him after Sunday's loss to the Tucson Sidewinders and he was willing to spend a few minutes talking about some of the early season chaos.
May 8, 2006
In a "only in spring training" kind of day, half of the A's squad was nearly no-hit by the Cubs in one game and the other half pounded out 17 hits in the other game versus the Mariners. Plenty of A's minor leaguers got a chance to compete on Saturday. The A's also learned that Frank Thomas will be ready to play in Catcus League action as soon as tomorrow. Find out the details inside...
March 25, 2006
Keith Ginter isn't going to make the A's Opening Day roster, and he's fine with that. He has a chance to make an impression on the other 29 teams this spring, which he did with a two-run double Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox, but he doesn't want to think about that.
March 8, 2006
Although the Oakland A's currently appear to have their 25-man roster set, injuries or trades could open up a spot before Opening Day. We continue our pre-season look at the players battling for a spot on the 25-man roster. In the fifth in our series, we look at the three infielders (and a pair of exciting prospects) in the A's camp who will be hoping to find their way onto the crowded A's 25-man roster.
February 26, 2006