The A’s trimmed their major league camp roster down to 53 today as 10 players were reassigned to the minor league camp. Infielders Dallas McPherson, Corey Wimberly, Jemile Weeks, Grant Green and catcher Max Stassi are among the more notable names. The others were pitchers Sam Demel, Matt Wright, Cedrick Bowers, catcher Joel Galarraga, and infielder Matt Whitney.
A’s manager Bob Geren had good things to say about McPherson, Weeks and Stassi. Didn’t get a chance to talk to McPherson, but Weeks and Stassi were both professional about the team’s decision.
Eric Chavez is playing back-to-back days for the first time this spring as he starts at first base, Joey Devine (tendinitis) is still on schedule to throw Wednesday.
Trevor Cahill starts today’s game, with Vin Mazzaro coming in right after him. Both will pitch about three innings.
Justin Duchscherer is still going to throw two more innings on Wednesday, and Dallas Barton will throw Tuesday. Both will pitch at the A’s Papago Park facility.
The lineups for today’s game at Phoenix Muni.
A’s — Davis LF, Ellis 2B, Suzuki C, Kouzmanoff 3B, Chavez 1B, Cust DH, Sweeney RF, Patterson CF, Pennington SS, Cahill P.
Royals — Podsednik, Callaspo 3B, DeJesus RF, Butler DH, KaAihue 1B, Pena C, Aviles 2B, Betancourt SS, Dyson CF, Davies P.