A's announce 12 roster moves

March 12, 2012, 12:13 am
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OAKLAND -- The As optioned left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle and outfielder Jermaine Mitchell to Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced today. The As also reassigned 10 non-roster invitees to their minor league camp, including right-handed pitchers Edgar Gonzalez, Sonny Gray, Jim Miller and Merkin Valdez; left-handed pitcher Fabio Castro; catcher Max Stassi; and outfielders Michael Choice, Grant Green, Cedric Hunter and Jason Pridie

Doolittle was a first round pick by the A's as an infielder but multiple knee injuries led to him making the switch to pitching. He starred as both a first baseman and a pitcher at the University of Virginia.

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The As now have 46 active players in camp. That includes 38 players on the 40-man roster and eight non-roster invitees. The breakdown includes 22 pitchers, five catchers, nine infielders and 10 outfielders. The As have 40 players on the 40-man roster plus Scott Sizemore, who is on the 60-day disabled list.

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