Daily Link Dump 7/7/14

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Links before the first game of four with San Francisco.

Herschel "Boog" Powell, who was recently called up to Stockton, has been suspended for a positive drug test.

Cleveland has designated backup catcher and noted leopard thong wearer George Kottaras for assignment.

Brandon McCarthy's Texas home is on the market.

Dave Cameron compares Billy Beane's latest move to Dayton Moore's blockbuster deal after the 2012 season.

Tonight's minor league action includes Sacramento at Fresno, Shawn Haviland pitching for Midland and my new favorite player, Yeiper Castillo, pitching for Stockton.

On this day a year ago, Eric Sogard homered and Jesse Chavez will brilliant out of the bullpen to lead the A's to a 10-4 victory and a series win at Kansas City.

Tonight's starting lineup includes Brandon Moss back in the mix. He'll be the DH.

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