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Friday, June 08, 2012
Great timing, Oakland Athletics.
Players in the A’s clubhouse reportedly are upset with team management about a roster move involving Kila Ka’aihue, who was designated for assignment Wednesday. The team replaced him with Brandon Moss, brought up from Triple-A, just four days after giving Ka’aihue the starting job at first base.
Then there’s Ka’aihue’s wife, Blair, who is set to give birth to twins at any moment. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Susan Slusser notes that many teammates are shaking their heads over the timing and even the necessity of the change. A’s manager Bob Melvin said it was the best move for the club, as if he’d say anything different. The players, though anonymous to us, don’t agree:
“Everyone is in shock,” one player said.
“Total horse” manure, said another.
Melvin said that Moss, who has hit 15 homers at Sacramento, had an out clause in his contract on June 15.
“Based on the fact he was doing what he was doing and a little bit of the lack of production that we’ve had here, we felt it was the right thing to get him here,” Melvin said.
Posted: June 08, 2012 at 12:11 AM | 44 comment(s)
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