Harden threw 40 pitches at the A's Papago Park complex in what bullpen coach Ron Romanick described as a "modified simulated game." Harden faced switch-hitting catcher Landon Powell, but Powell was instructed not to swing.Also from that article everyones favorite whipping boy arrived, and with a new and improved swing.
Crosby spent this offseason working on reducing the movement in his swing, and hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo liked what he saw Monday, saying, "He made some good adjustments and he's on track. He's eliminated the double tap and he's eliminated a lot of the rotational action. It looks good."Well we may be able to thank Toronto for gift wrapping an extra draft pick, for a 5th outfielder.
Free agent Shannon Stewart said he has a firm offer from only the Blue Jays. Stewart's old club would probably be taking him on only as a fifth outfielder, and since the Jays play on turf, it's not an ideal situation for him. He'll continue to look at other possibilities.Dan Johnson needs another ailment, like he needs a hole in his head..... well be careful what you wish for.
A recent bout of sinusitis turned so severe, Johnson revealed Monday, that he had to spend eight days in the hospital late last month - and he nearly had to have a hole drilled into his forehead.