UPDATES & NEWS
Cole Hamels suffered a setback in his recovery from tendonitis in his left shoulder. He’ll throw off a mound some time next week if he doesn’t suffer any more setbacks.
Hamels' health is a cause for concern in 2014 and with draft season upon us, this is not the type of news we want to hear. His draft stock continues to drop as Spring Training progresses, and is currently holding an ADP of 69.60 according to the NFBC. If you like to gamble, Hamels will likely come at an extreme value this year, just be cautious that this is the type of injury that could resurface through the season. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Chad Smith has arrived in camp on Saturday.
Smith was just claimed off waivers from the Tigers on Thursday so he had a couple of days to get his things and head to the A's spring training facility. He's a long shot to make the 25-man roster, but if he can continue to post similar strikeout and walk rates that he did in Double and Triple-A last year, he could get a call-up at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender