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Chavez close to Cactus League debut

Not much coming out of A’s camp this morning before they hop a bus to Maryvale to play the Brewers. A quick recap:

–Bob Geren said Eric Chavez will probably DH tomorrow against the Angels in Tempe, and he’s on target to make his debut on defense March 3, with five innings at third base. I’d say that’s still written in pencil, but A’s fans should be encouraged that Chavez has been feeling good through the early workouts.

–Still no word on when Justin Duchscherer will get back on the mound, but he threw long toss yesterday and his elbow felt good.

–Josh Outman gets the start today on the mound. If you’re heading to Tempe tomorrow, Sean Gallagher will start. Highly touted lefty Brett Anderson and Tyson Ross, the former Cal star, will also go (there’s a chance Ross pitches today, but they probably won’t need him). In Friday’s first game at Phoenix Muni, Dana Eveland starts, w/Brad Ziegler and newcomer Russ Springer among those following him.

Today’s lineup is same as Geren projected yesterday:
Buck RF
Sweeney CF
Holliday LF
Giambi 1B
Suzuki C
Crosby SS
Hannahan 3B
Patterson 2B
Outman P

Joe Stiglich