Friday, February 14th:
Pitchers and catchers reported to Oakland’s major league camp. Of course, position players arrived early in order to get started on the season. As of Monday the 17th, there were 55 players on the roster; including 15 Non-Roster Invitees (NRI’s)
Saturday, February 15th:
Start of the Minor League Mini-Camp with pitchers and catchers reporting first.
Monday, February 17th:
Claimed LHP Joe Savery off waivers from Philadelphia
Wednesday, February 26th:
First game of the Cactus League, at the Giants in Scottsdale, where the “catch(es) of the year” (not just spring training) were made by Josh Reddick.
Thursday, February 27th:
First home game of the lastseason at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Added INF Jake Elmore to the roster from the White Sox.
Monday, March 3rd:
Minor league pitchers and catchers reported to Papago; position players on March 9th.
Monday, March 10th:
Triple-A/ Double-A games begin
Friday, March 14th:
The first announcement of Griffin and Parker injuries
Monday, March 17th:
Single-A games begin. Parker announced to have Tommy John surgery – out for the year.
Wednesday, March 26th:
Last Cactus League game for the A’s at Phoenix Muni – in gale-force-wind conditions.
Saturday, March 29th:
Last minor league spring training games at Papago Sports Complex against Colorado.