Quick update from Kansas City. … Tonight’s series opener might be in serious jeopardy. We’re 50 minutes from the scheduled first pitch and there’s a heavy thunderstorm moving through. The tarp is on the field and batting practice was canceled. What few fans are here are gathered up top near the concourses.
With one doubleheader already set for Saturday in Baltimore, surely the A’s will want to squeeze tonight’s game in if at all possible. I’ll check back in soon with another update.
Some roster news to report: Lefty pitcher Josh Outman was brought up from Triple-A and Dan Meyer also is back. Meyer is set to start Thursday, which would have been his normal rotation spot were he not sent down Saturday in the first place. Mike Sweeney is here but he was not activated today for some unknown reason. To make room for Outman on the 40-man roster, Lenny DiNardo was outrighted to Sacramento. DiNardo had been with the River Cats anyway. All this means now is he cleared waivers and is no longer on the 40-man roster.