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Excels in Cactus League play
Brown hit .343 (12-for-35) with five doubles, one triple, one home run, eight RBI, one walk and seven runs across 15 Cactus League games before spring training was suspended.
In deadlock for backup catcher job
Heads to Triple-A
Impresses after arrival from Giants
Smith posted a 2.57 ERA and 0.57 WHIP across seven innings over four Cactus League appearances before spring training was suspended.
Highly regarded despite struggles
Wendelken generated a 6.75 ERA across 5.1 innings over five Cactus League appearances before spring training was suspended.
Altering mechanics for 2020
Performs like staff ace
Luzardo, who generated a 1.08 ERA and 0.60 WHIP across three Cactus League starts before spring training was suspended, has the talent to ascend to the role of staff ace if he remains healthy, Jesse Sanchez and Martin Gallegos of MLB.com report.
Free-agent status secure for '21
Set for platoon role at keystone
Kemp, who hit .345 (10-for-29) over 10 Cactus League games before spring training was suspended, appears to have secured a platoon role at second base alongside Franklin Barreto to open the 2020 season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Likely to platoon with Kemp
Enjoys strong spring
Hendriks generated a 3.60 ERA and 1.00 WHIP across five innings over five appearances during Cactus League play.
Makes strong impression
Makes strong impression in spring
Barrera impressed manager Bob Melvin with his quick hands at the plate and athleticism in the outfield before spring training was suspended, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "I feel really close," Barrera said of reaching the majors, as he comes off a breakout year in which he slashed .321/.357/.513 at Double-A Midland.
Expected to face all comers
Diekman, a southpaw who re-signed with the Athletics on a two-year, $7.5 million contract this offseason, is expected to frequently work against both right- and left-handed hitters this season, Shayna Rubin of The Mercury News reports. "There are times, especially for a guy like him, he just sees a clear lane against righties," manager Bob Melvin said. "And just sees the plate as opposed to throwing off the hitter."
Mixed bag in spring
Soria posted a 6.00 ERA and two holds across three innings over three Cactus League appearances before spring training was paused.
Chance to open season in rotation
Showing signs of life before pause
Still working through discomfort
Chapman was hitting .238 (5-for-21) with three extra-base hits (one double, two home runs), six RBI, six walks and seven runs across 10 Cactus League contests before spring training was suspended.
Could log time at keystone
Plays catch Wednesday
Targeting midseason return
Rebounds with strong relief effort
McFarland fired a perfect ninth inning in a Cactus League loss to the Royals on Tuesday, recording two strikeouts.
Feels ready for regular season
Fiers, who allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk across five innings in a Cactus League loss to the Royals on Tuesday, feels sufficiently tuned up at this point in spring, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "I feel good at this point," Fiers said. "I could start the season in my next start and feel like I would be fine."