DLD 7/1/13: Primetime Edition

Ezra Shaw

Some off-day links.

It's finally happening, for the first time in who knows how long: the A's will be on ESPN.

Here's a brief article on Jemile Weeks' action in center field.

In the land of former A's: Trevor Cahill is headed for the DL with a hip contusion.

Renato Nunez finished last out of the five finalists for the vote for the final roster spot on the World side for the Futures Game, to be played on July 14.

Here's more on Jemile in center field. If you scroll down, there's a bit about Jarrod Parker and whether or not he'll start against the Cubs, as well as the current catcher situation. It sounds like John Jaso has a good shot at starting Tuesday or Wednesday, when the Cubs send right-handed starters to the bump. My money is on Wednesday, when he would face Jeff Samardzija.

AJ Griffin is one of the finalists for June's Pitching Performance of the Month. Considering that it's sponsored by Head & Shoulders, how could he not win?

Josh Donaldson gets even more publicity in a very well-written article by Jeff Kirshman. Kirshman talks about Donaldson's journey to the bigs, his approach at the plate and his defensive ability.

Rob Neyer talks about the halfway point of the season and what happens before and after said point.

Beyond the Box Score has one member of the Green and Gold on their All-Star team. Spoiler alert: it's not a pitcher.

On this day a year ago, the A's became the first team to defeat Yu Darvish in Arlington. Remember how everyone always talked about the A's record from July 1st on? That was July 1st.

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