4yManny-mania began Friday in Arizona. A seemingly humble and mature Ramirez met the media for an extended interview, his first as an Athletic. More: Redemption tour 'Mansanity' Ramirez arrives
4yManny Ramirez told the media that he was thankful to have a job. But the scandal-stained slugger is hoping that a statistical rebound combined with a quiet off-the-field life will create a new definition of Manny being Manny.
4yThe free-agent DH must serve a 50-game drug suspension, but that didn't stop Manny Ramirez from a crisp BP session Friday morning. More: 'Mansanity' descends on desert A's video
4yThe A's haven't determined who their backup catcher will be this year, but Josh Donaldson is certainly in the running. Thursday he caught manager Bob Melvin's eye with some extra effort.
4yThe national focus hasn't been trained on the A's much lately, but right-hander Brandon McCarthy is in the spotlight with his presence on the cover of a high-profile sports publication.
4yFormer Major Leaguer Chili Davis had opportunities to coach in the big leagues, but he didn't accept a job until the A's approached him last November about being their hitting coach.
4yAs part of his breakout 2011 campaign, A's right-hander Brandon McCarthy posted career highs in wins, starts, complete games and innings pitched. More: McCarthy stats splits game logs
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