The A's recently acknowledged that they are working out three players to take over sigh injured Mark Ellis.
Could Keith Be Un-Ginterized?
According to the SF Chronicle:
The A's are investigating the possibility of adding Keith Ginter to the ALCS roster to replace the injured Mark Ellis even though the infielder declared free agency after the minor-league season was over. Both the players' union and the commissioner's office have given Oakland the go-ahead to do so if Ginter receives a 2007 contract.
Ginter, who made $1 million while spending the entire season at Triple-A Sacramento, said he was told this situation never has arisen before. He'll report to the A's Papago Park complex today and hit in an instructional league game while waiting to see what the team decides. He hasn't played in the big leagues since the A's called him up in September 2005.
"I said if they want me, I'm ready,'' Ginter said by phone. "It would be crazy, but I'd be all for it. It's kind of funny how things work out.''
Minor-leaguers Mark Kiger and Kevin Melillo remain possibilities; the A's are working them out in Phoenix, too.