BIG-LEAGUE READY? There have been strong hints all spring that the A's are considering keeping former top draft pick Landon Powell as the backup catcher, and on Thursday, two scouts said incumbent backup Rob Bowen has been on the waiver wire. Powell threw out runners in each of the first two innings Thursday and had a single.
Say goodbye to Bowen...Powell could be something special. I think they compared him to J. Varitek coming out of college. The guy is huge, 6-3 or 6-4 260lbs who is a switch hitter. I think the A's thought more highly on him then kurt coming out, but 2 knee surgeries later lets hope its his time to shine.