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Blackburn didn't have much success with the offering in his first taste of game action since last August on Sunday against the Reds, however, with Blackburn noting a good number of his changeups went "straight into the ground" despite a couple of others prompting swings and misses.... See Less Athletics' Dany Jimenez: Struggling with velocity Jimenez has struggled with his velocity this spring, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Jimenez was throwing just 88-89 mph in his first Cactus League appearance before bumping it up to 91-93 mph his second time out. That's still down a bit from what he threw in 2022, which is especially concerning since he ended last season with a shoulder injury.
His lack of success at the plate since returning leaves him with an. 083 average (1-for-12) over five Cactus League games overall.... See Less Athletics' Ramon Laureano: Back in lineup Friday Mar 3, 2023 Laureano (groin) is starting in right field and batting third Friday versus the Royals. Laureano missed the team's last two contests after being removed from Tuesday's lineup with groin tightness, but the 28-year-old will be back on the diamond Friday. The outfielder is one of the A's most experienced players and could have a big season if he hits third on a consistent basis, as expected.... See Less Athletics' James Kaprielian: No issues during sim game Kaprielian (shoulder) said he "likes the way things are coming along" after throwing a two-inning simulated game Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
29 WHIP across 17 appearances (11 starts) as a rookie in 2022. Jack McGruder of MLB. com reports Sears has been working at refining his slider all offseason and used it very effectively against the Cubs in Thursday's start; all three runs allowed by Sears came off his fastball, while the southpaw racked up two strikeouts of Eric Hosmer and induced an inning-ending double play from Cody Bellinger with the slider.... See Less Athletics' Ramon Laureano: Struggling since return from injury Laureano is 0-for-7 with two walks over the three Cactus League games he's played since returning from a two-game absence due to a groin injury. Laureano was held out of Wednesday's and Thursday's exhibitions after being removed from Tuesday's game against the Angels with groin tightness.
Jimenez entered camp as arguably the favorite to close for the Athletics, but he'll probably need to show better velocity in order for the team to trust him in the role. Trevor May, Zach Jackson and Domingo Acevedo are alternatives for the closer job.... See Less Athletics' Nick Allen: Not a lock to start at shortstop Allen is not a lock to open the season as the Athletics' starting shortstop, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Allen entered camp as the clear favorite to be the primary shortstop and probably still is, but when asked over the weekend whether Allen was the team's starter at short, general manager David Forst said, "I don't know that we have anything penciled in like that.
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See Less Athletics' Seth Brown: Scratched with minor soreness Brown was scratched from Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks with minor shoulder soreness, the Athletics' official site reports. Manager Mark Kotsay downplayed the issue when addressing it Tuesday, noting it was "a little bit of soreness" and labeling the decision to give Brown the day off as strictly precautionary. The slugging outfielder's next opportunity to take the field in exhibition action comes Thursday afternoon versus the Dodgers....
353 (6-for-17) across seven Cactus League contests. Smith has hit safely in three of the last four exhibitions, and he also notably got Cactus League play off to a rousing start with a two-hit, three-RBI day against the Diamondbacks on Feb. On the other hand, he has a 0:8 BB:K so far this spring after posting a 27. 8 percent strikeout rate in the majors in 2022, and a 30. 0 percent rate at Triple-A. The 26-year-old struggled to a. 180/. 216/. 302 slash line across 151 plate appearances at the big-league level last year, but he's put up impressive power/speed numbers at every minor-league stop and can potentially fill in at shortstop, third base, designated hitter and the corner outfield spots....
See Less Athletics' JP Sears: Scuffling in spring Sears has allowed five earned runs on eight hits over 4. 2 innings while recording six strikeouts across his first two Cactus League starts. The left-hander is competing for a spot in the starting rotation after turning in a solid 6-3 record, 3. 86 ERA and 1.
See Less Athletics' Manny Pina: Makes some progress Tuesday Pina (calf) took five at-bats at the Athletics' minor-league complex Tuesday but did not run the bases, the team's official site reports. Manager Mark Kotsay labeled Pina's activity level Tuesday as a sign of more solid progress for the veteran backstop, who made his one and only Cactus League appearance to date back on Feb.
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