News of Day: When the Athletics open the 2012 season in Tokyo, it'll be Brandon McCarthy on the mound."I thought it was natural based on what he accomplished last year," A's man
The 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 ESPN The Magazine.
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Kurt Suzuki is one of the earliest to arrive each morning at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.