The A's are shaking up their roster prior to Thursday's opener against Toronto, but there is good news: Coco Crisp is back in the leadoff spot.
River Cats pitching coach Scott Emerson says Dan Straily has big league stuff. A's fans will now have a chance to see just how good he is.
Brett Anderson is finally at the point where he's not worried what his balky elbow is doing. He's worrying about what his pitches are doing.
Tommy Milone allowed five earned runs after ceding just six in eight previous home starts. The A's failed to score for the first time in July and the Rays evened the series at one.