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Daric Barton will have to outplay three other candidates this spring in order to regain first-base duties in Oakland. And for a few weeks, he'll have to do it while still rehabbing his surgically-repaired right shoulder.
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Oakland Athletics managing general partner Lew Wolff recently expressed at least a passing interest in perhaps signing Manny Ramirez after the slugger serves a 50-game suspension for a positive PED test.
Tattoos last a lifetime, but the permanence hasn't kept ink from going through its share of fads. In the 1990s it seemed like everybody got thorns or barbed wire inked on their upper arms. In the early 2000s, the tat du jour was a tribal design -- if you were a former heavyweight champ, maybe you even put one on your face. Fortunately, Dallas Braden isn't one to follow the...
Leave it to A's lefty Dallas Braden to shake up the holiday calendar. "Tomorrow's Christmas for me," Braden said Sunday. "Get to bed early, leave cookies and milk out on the table, see what happens."
A's manager Bob Melvin hinted at FanFest on Sunday that Brandon McCarthy will start the club's Opening Series contest against the Mariners on March 28 in Japan.
The Oakland Athletics are open to signing slugger Manny Ramirez but the team is not actively pursuing the free agent.