Athletics placed RHP Taylor Thompson on the 60-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.
Athletics claimed RHP Chad Smith off waivers from the Tigers.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin told reporters Thursday morning that Mark Canha is currently ahead of Nate Freiman for an Opening Day backup job.
A's manager Bob Melvin told reporters Thursday that Taylor Thompson (shoulder) probably won't factor into Cactus League games this spring.
Sean Nolin (hernia) is currently throwing from a distance of 180 feet.
Tigers designated RHP Chad Smith for assignment.
Taylor Thompson is not quite ready to throw off a mound due to a sore right shoulder.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Friday that Stephen Vogt (foot) won't catch at the beginning of the Cactus League schedule.
Sean Nolin won't throw a bullpen session for a few days as he continues to recover from offseason sports hernia surgery.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Thursday that Barry Zito will make at least one start this spring.
A.J. Griffin (elbow) said Thursday that he has already completed three bullpen sessions.
An ultrasound taken last week on Sean Doolittle's left shoulder showed significant healing.
Athletics signed LHP Barry Zito to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto hears the Indians are not interested in signing free agent Barry Zito.
Athletics signed RHP Brandon Kloess to a minor league contract.