Daric Barton is returning for his seventh season with the A's after avoiding arbitration with a new contract Friday.
After Jemile Weeks had a fantastic rookie season, it's hard to believe the starting second base job is up for grabs. But after a sophomore slump, will Scott Sizemore or even top prospect Grant Green take over?
With Derek Norris and George Kottaras, the A's are poised to enter the 2013 season without a veteran backstop. It doesn't bother manager Bob Melvin.
Former major league player Steve Scarsone has been promoted to manage the A's Triple-A affiliate in Sacramanto.