Quintin Berry is now playing with the Norfolk Tides and got ejected last night. It was possibly the weirdest ejection ever.
Former Anaheim prospect Brandon Wood can't even make it in independent ball.
Blake Murphy looks at closers recording extremely quick saves. Interesting stuff, definitely worth a read.
Dave Cameron looks at MLB's new defensive stats.
August Fagerstrom looks at Yoenis Cespedes' amazing arm.
Jen Mac Ramos wrote an extremely deep article on mental health and baseball, with a focus on Justin Duchscherer.
Rachel Toor wrote a longform article on learning to pitch with Bob Welch.
The A's tribute to Derek Jeter will not include that play he made in 2001. I hope they give him something like a scorecard or lineup card commemorating his first game in Oakland and make a charitable contribution in his honor. Susan Slusser has details on what will happen before Sunday's game.
#Athletics place Alberto Callaspo on the paternity list and recall Andy Parrino from Sacramento.— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) June 13, 2014
Tonight's minor league action includes Marcus Walden, Drew Granier and Seth Streich on the mound.
Tonight's starting lineup includes John Jaso at DH, Derek Norris behind the dish and Kyle Blanks at first base.