Oakland's manager recently faced criticism from current and former relievers and San Francisco catcher Buster Posey suffered an apparently serious leg injury last night. Here's the latest from the Bay Area…
- A's owner Lew Wolff told MLB.com's Jane Lee that manager Bob Geren is "fantastic" and said he likes "the way he deals with everyone." The manager recently faced criticism from relievers Brian Fuentes and Huston Street.
- If Posey is out for an extended period of time, the Giants will have few alternatives, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney. There’s not much catching available other than Bengie Molina, who has expressed a reluctance to prepare for the season in the minor leagues.
- Olney says it’s not worth it for catchers to risk injury by blocking the plate when one run isn’t going to make or break a 162-game season.