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Expects to be ready for Opening Day
Likely headed to KBO
Should be fully healthy come spring
Set for relief role in 2021?
May not get qualifying offer
Draws praise prior to arbitration
Return to Oakland uncertain
Actively pursued by Athletics
Qualifying offer candidate
Could start Game 5
Tommy La Stella
Could remain in Oakland
Out for balance of season?
Getting competition at third?
Machin, who's set to log regular playing time at third base for the balance of the regular season with Matt Chapman (hip) on the injured list, is likely to get some competition at the position in the form of Jake Lamb, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Likely signing with Athletics
Financials a source of frustration?
Expecting heavy workload
Petit, who's logged 59 starts in his major-league career, is preparing for this season as if he were a member of the rotation, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "I run every day and run the stairs, working like how I used to do before starts," Petit said before Saturday's workout at the Coliseum. "I have to be ready for two or three innings so I'm working like a starter. Keeping my arm in shape by playing catch every day and long toss."
Versatility could be key
Chance to open '20 as starter?
The delayed start to the 2020 regular season may allow Puk (shoulder) enough time to stretch out and begin the campaign as a starter, as originally planned.
Receiving interest from other teams
Soaks up Big Unit's advice
Manaea, who recently got advice from Hall of Fame southpaw Randy Johnson on the use of his slider, was impressive when facing hitters Wednesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "I threw three really good ones that I felt were really competitive," Manaea said. "I feel like it had been a little bit harder for me recently to throw it consistently for strikes. Just being able to throw it for strikes and seeing that shape is huge."
Extended look in spring training?
Extended spring evaluation on tap?
Attracting interest via trade
May be headed out of Oakland