By Joe Stiglich
Sunday, March 8th, 2009 at 9:43 am in Spring Training.
Your Sunday update from Phoenix Municipal Stadium, where the morning’s most entertaining moment came courtesy of Justin Duchscherer. Somehow, a pair of Edgar Gonzalez’s game pants ended up in Duchscherer’s locker. Just for kicks, he put them on and started walking around the clubhouse. Duchscherer is one of the skinnier players on the team, and you probably could have fit two of him inside the pants. …
–Joey Devine says he’s going to play catch Tuesday to see how his elbow is feeling. If it goes well, he wants to get in a game later in the week.
–Sean Gallagher is still feeling sick and was sent home. Manager Bob Geren said he could pitch Tuesday in Tucson against the Rockies. If not, he’ll probably pitch Thursday against the Diamondbacks after Wednesday’s offday.
–Eric Chavez is still targeting tomorrow for his first day playing third base in a game.
–Geren said he’ll soon get Bobby Crosby some playing time at different spots around the infield, but he’ll let Crosby and infield coach Mike Gallego decide when it’s time to try it. Crosby worked out briefly at third, second and first base yesterday.
–Four minor league pitchers were brought in today to make sure the A’s have enough arms for split-squad games against Cleveland in Phoenix and the Giants in Scottsdale: right-handers Jason Windsor, Jason Glushon and Steven Sharpe II, and lefty Brad Kilby. You’ll remember Windsor made four appearances with the A’s in 2006, starting three games. …
The lineup vs. the Giants
Eveland on the mound …
The lineup vs. Cleveland
Brett Anderson on the mound …