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Athletics announce American League Wild Card roster

Who made the Oakland A's Wild Card roster?

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The Oakland Athletics have announced their roster for the American League Wild Card game, with first pitch at 5:07 pm Pacific Time. Left-handed relief pitcher Eric O'Flaherty has been left off the roster, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser, because he has been dealing with "discomfort in his surgically repaired elbow."

The Athletics are going with just one extra member of their regular starting rotation, Jason Hammel, and six other relievers including left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz. Billy Burns makes the roster, and because the A's selected just eight pitchers, there is room for Andy Parrino to make the postseason roster.

Should the Athletics advance, the A's will reset their roster for the American League Division Series against the Los Angeles Angels, starting Thursday. At that point, they will need to drop three players to add Sonny Gray, Jeff Samardzija, and Scott Kazmir.

Craig Gentry may be available later in the postseason should the A's advance. He took batting practice on Monday, and will likely be sent to instructional league in Arizona to get at bats.

The complete Oakland Athletics American League Wild Card Game roster:

Catchers (2) Hand Starting Pitchers (2) Hand Not on Roster Pos. Injury
Derek Norris RHB Jason Hammel RHP Kyle Blanks 1B Yes
Geovany Soto RHB Jon Lester LHP Bryan Anderson C
John Jaso C Yes
First Baseman (4) Hand Relievers (6) Hand Craig Gentry OF Yes
Adam Dunn LHB Fernando Abad LHP Sonny Gray SP
Nate Freiman RHB Ryan Cook RHP Scott Kazmir SP
Brandon Moss LHB Sean Doolittle LHP Jeff Samardzija SP
Stephen Vogt LHB Luke Gregerson RHP Jesse Chavez RP
Dan Otero RHP Eric O'Flaherty RP Yes
Infielders (6) Hand Drew Pomeranz LHP Fernando Rodriguez RP
Alberto Callaspo SHB Evan Scribner RP
Josh Donaldson RHB
Jed Lowrie SHB
Andy Parrino SHB
Nick Punto SHB
Eric Sogard LHB
Outfielders (5) Hand
Billy Burns SHB
Coco Crisp SHB
Sam Fuld LHB
Jonny Gomes RHB
Josh Reddick LHB

Here is Kansas City's postseason roster. They are carrying nine pitchers total, the five relievers with ERAs under 2.00, James Shields, and three other starting pitchers: