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Small news morsel - a new NRI is added to camp. Via Melissa Lockard: Theroux (C) has a “strong arm, receives the ball well and is also one of the smartest players in the A’s system in terms of his knowledge of the game”...
A’s add catcher Collin Theroux as a non-roster invitee. They now have 64 players in camp; Theroux is already here, catching bullpens— Alex Coffey (@byalexcoffey) February 13, 2020
No love yesterday. Manaea quotes were popular...
Will you be my Opening Day attendee on Valentine’s Day? Click for cuteness and awkwardness....
"I'm good at catching so don't be afraid to fall for me." https://t.co/1XOohkY1kh— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) February 11, 2020
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And in non-Astros news, there's a new A's Plus podcast! Meet new A's catcher Austin Allen, hear how he's working on his defensive skills and learn what it's like to face, and now catch, A.J. Puk and Jesus Luzardo. Plus his dog is named Griffey! https://t.co/Up7GeuCQgU— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 13, 2020
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