Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 10/19/14
After closing out the spring with a 4-3 win over the Giants, the A’s made their final cuts to arrive at their 25-man opening day roster. Among the roster moves made on Saturday, the A’s placed shortstop Hiro Nakajima on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 27, which had been expected. The team also sent reliever Pedro Figueroa and infielder Andy Parrino to Triple-A and reassigned non-roster invitees relievers Mike Ekstrom and Hideki Okajima and catcher Luke Montz to the minors. Here’s the A’s opening day roster, per Casey Pratt: Rotation: LHP Brett Anderson (opening day starter) RHP Jarrod Parker LHP Tommy Milone RHP A.J. Griffin RHP Dan Straily Bullpen: RHP Grant Balfour (closer) LHP Sean Doolittle RHP Ryan Cook LHP Jerry Blevins RHP Pat Neshek RHP Chris Resop RHP Evan Scribner Catchers: Derek Norris John Jaso Infielders: Brandon Moss Eric Sogard Jed Lowrie Josh Donaldson Scott Sizemore Nate Freiman Outfielders: Josh Reddick Coco Crisp Yoenis Cespedes Chris Young Seth Smith 15-day DL...
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