UPDATES & NEWS
Jeremy Hellickson allowed zero runs on six hits and one walk with six strikeouts over six innings in a no decision against the Rangers on Tuesday.
After three less-than-spectacular outings to mark his return to the rotation, Hellickson has now posted back-to-back quality starts with a 0.69 ERA and 9:1 K:BB over 13 innings. He's not exactly out of the woods yet and ready to be a regular staple in your rotation, but you can certainly start streaming him for favorable starts. His next outing, a home start against the Yankees, should be a decent place to start.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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