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Conor Jackson sits with bad back, Adam Rosales starts at first base

We had a bit of pregame A’s news at Tropicana Field. Conor Jackson is out with a “tweak” in the right side of his back, according to manager Bob Melvin. Adam Rosales is playing first base tonight. Jackson hurt his back while taking a swing in his final at-bat Friday, but it doesn’t appear serious. He’s listed as day-to-day. Initially, Melvin said he assumed Jackson wouldn’t be available until the Toronto series, which starts Tuesday. But there’s an outside chance Jackson could play Sunday.

The lineups:
A’s – Weeks 2B, Crisp CF, Matsui LF, Willingham DH, DeJesus RF, Pennington SS, Sizemore 3B, Suzuki C, Rosales 1B; McCarthy RHP.

Rays – Jennings LF, Damon DH, Longoria 3B, Zobrist 2B, Kotchman 1B, Upton CF, Joyce RF, Chirinos C, Rodriguez SS; Cobb RHP.

Joe Stiglich

  • Stan

    A win..and A’s fans go nuts posting..uh,once? Man its lonely at the top..of the blog.
    Maybe some former A’s great could post something? in the name of four world series?..or just dreaming?

  • wesley strzegowski

    Those were the days!

  • Stan

    And I think its 5 W.S…so many, I lose count!

    Jack Cusp cut by Seattle. You got to hand it to the fat boy,he made millions without doing a thing but wiff 4 times a game. No panda diet for Jack,he likes his ‘cakes and bacon.
    Another A’s slugger bust.