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CSN Bay Area 15 hours ago
'Lazarito' added to A's roster for Saturday split-squad road game

'Lazarito' added to A's roster for Saturday split-squad road game

MESA, Ariz. Highly touted outfield prospect Lazaro Lazarito Armenteros is on the As travel roster for Saturdays split-squad road game against the Dodgers in Glendale.Armenteros, just 17, signed last summer for a $3 million bonus during the international amateur signing period. Hes taking part in his first minor league spring training in the United States, and hell stay in Arizona for extended spring training before departing to play in the Dominican Summer League for a stretch.

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CSN Bay Area 14 hours ago

Doolittle will go 'full lefty reliever', wear glasses on the mound

MESA, Ariz. After a spring training eye exam showed his vision had worsened, As reliever Sean Doolittle plans to start the season wearing prescription eyeglasses when he takes the mound.Im going full lefty reliever, Doolittle joked. I had the beard, now Im wearing glasses. Just full lefty reliever.Doolittle got his glasses Tuesday and wore them while pitching in a minor league game Wednesday, reporting no problems. He didnt want to experiment with contact lenses in the dry Arizona air, though he might try contacts at some point.
CSN Chicago Mar 24, 2017

Today on CSN: White Sox face Athletics in spring training game

The White Sox will battle the Oakland Athletics today, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Coverage begins at 3:05 p.m.Today's starting pitching
CSN Bay Area Mar 23, 2017

A's spring training Day 38: Alonso's offense comes to life

MESA, Ariz. Yonder Alonsos value usually gets discussed in terms of his defense, but the As first baseman is putting together a very impressive
CSN Bay Area Mar 23, 2017

Graveman takes to leadership role while Gray is sidelined

MESA, Ariz. Kendall Graveman feels comfortable with the leadership role that comes with being the As Opening Night starter, but he pointed out how all the starters will carry the load together.I told BoMel this morning when he told me, I said Im the No. 1 starter for Opening Night, but then whoever is the second guy is the No. 1 starter for us the next night, and thats the way we have to go about it to be successful, Graveman said Thursday afternoon.
CSN Bay Area Mar 23, 2017

A's name Kendall Graveman 2017 Opening Day starter

MESA, Ariz. -- Kendall Graveman was announced as the A's Opening Night starter, confirmation of a move that had become obvious the more that spring
CSN Bay Area Mar 22, 2017

A's spring training Day 37: Triggs strengthens his bid for rotation spot

GLENDALE, Ariz. Last year Andrew Triggs was one of an assembly line of starting pitchers the As ran out to the mound after injuries took their toll.This spring, Triggs looks ready to assume a more instrumental role. On Wednesday, he stepped up with his best effort of the spring in Oaklands 5-3 victory over the White Sox at Camelback Ranch.
CSN Bay Area Mar 22, 2017

A's spring training Day 36: Montas is bullpen possibility for Melvin

PEORIA, Ariz. The bullpen puzzle for the As seemed a rather simple one coming into spring training.They appeared to have one spot open, with that job likely going to a second left-hander to join Sean Doolittle. Complicating things is that Daniel Coulombe and Ross Detwiler, the two lefty relief candidates still in camp, have posted identical 9.39 ERAs and have struggled to consistently get left-handed batters out.

Frankie Montas still in mix for A’s bullpen; how things are stacking up

Neither of the candidates for the second left-handed spot in the Oakland bullpen is performing all that well this spring, and hard-throwing prospect Frankie Montas remains in the mix for that final spot in the bullpen. Montas has allowed five hits, a walk and one run in six innings and he has struck out five. The A’s might have just one bullpen opening if they keep five outfielders, although they could go with four out of the gate if need be in order to keep 13 pitchers. Raul Alcantara is a candidate for the final bullpen spot should the A’s keep 13 pitchers, but if not, he’s likely...

A’s Sonny Gray OK’d to resume throwing earlier than anticipated

A’s Sonny Gray OK’d to resume throwing earlier than anticipated Sonny Gray never figured the lat strain that has sidelined him the past two weeks was a major issue and he got the go-ahead to resume throwing after a visit to see specialist Dr. Anthony Romeo in Chicago. Romeo is best known for the “Peavy procedure,” which saved Jake Peavy’s career after a torn latissimus dorsi (back) muscle. Gray had what was initially discribed as a moderate lat strain and he was expected to be shut down from throwing for three weeks. Starting his throwing programs at two weeks, instead, means...
CSN Bay Area Mar 21, 2017

A's ace Gray cleared to throw, but return date unknown

MESA, Ariz. -- Sonny Gray underwent a follow-up MRI that came back clean on his strained lat muscle, and the A's right-hander will resume throwing
CSN Bay Area Mar 21, 2017

A's spring training Day 35: Canha hoping to get tested in center field

MESA, Ariz. The As are running Mark Canha out to center field in exhibitions, but they cant control how busy that keeps him.The last two times Ive started out there, Ive gotten like two balls in two games, Canha said.Manager Bob Melvin hopes that changes Tuesday night, when hell pencil Canha in as his center fielder again versus the Seattle Mariners in Peoria. The As are trying to decipher whether Canha can be a capable backup center fielder, which would potentially allow them to go with four outfielders and an extra reliever when they begin the regular season.
Arizona Republic Mar 21, 2017
Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker struggles with command vs. Athletics

Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker struggles with command vs. Athletics

The Oakland Athletics roughed up Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker on Monday night         
CSN Bay Area Mar 20, 2017

Healy fired up to receive his Texas League championship ring

MESA, Ariz. He may be firmly entrenched with the As now, but Ryon Healy doesnt forget his roots.No one will wear a bigger smile Monday night than Healy, when the As 2016 Double-A Midland squad will be honored with rings for winning last years Texas League championship. The corner infielder spent just 36 games with the Rockhounds before being promoted to Triple-A and, by the All-Star break, to the majors. But getting reunited with his Midland teammates and receiving the honor means a lot to him.
CSN Bay Area Mar 19, 2017

A's star prospect 'Lazarito' adjusting to American baseball, culture

MESA, Ariz. Someday he may be starring in green and gold, his memorable one-word nickname burned into the minds of Bay Area fans.Right now the days are long for Lazaro Armenteros, and theyre anything but glamorous.The 17-year-old outfielder from Cuba, known simply as Lazarito, wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning to get to the As minor league facility. He doesnt get home until well into the evening, after his English language classes that run Monday through Friday.

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