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Spring Game Thread #3: Athletics vs Royals

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

In what surely shall be a battle for the ages, the two remaining undefeated Cactus League teams are having a showdown at noon today. Ideally looking to make his MLB debut at some point late in 2018, A.J. Puk will be making the short start on the mound today for the A’s.

Also listed in the bullpen on the A’s lineup card are Eric Jokisch, Ryan Butcher, Jeremy Bleich, Liam Hendriks, Bobby Wahl, Lou Trivino, and Trevor Blackwood.

The A’s lineup for today’s game is as follows:

Dustin Fowler is returning to (friendly) big league fields following his horrific season-ending injury with the Yankees last season, and is appearing in center field, where he has a chance of winning the starting job. And due to Renato Nunez’s hamstring injury, Sheldon Neuse is starting at third base for today’s ballgame.

Countering the A’s, the Royals have several players of note starting in the game today, including former A’s outfielder Billy Burns, warrior of sunlight Jorge Soler, and son of Raul Mondesi, Adalberto Mondesi. The starting pitcher for Kansas City is Trevor Oaks.

First pitch is shortly after noon, and today’s game is available vis a vis radio.