UPDATES & NEWS
Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, three runs scored, a stolen base and two walks against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Despite smacking his fifth home run of the season on Wednesday night, Santana continues to struggle at the plate now owning a batting average well south of the Mendoza Line (.154 BA), logging just 21 hits through his first 136 at-bats. His multiple-position eligibility makes him a solid fantasy asset at this current time, but something has to give before making him a staple in starting lineups as the season progresses. 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