Thursday Tidbits

The A’s on Thursday outrighted Petit and invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. He was designated for assignment Feb. 1 when the team claimed Steve Tolleson off waivers from Minnesota. Petit struggled in Oakland last year, batting .226 (7 for 31) in 11 games, but many think he could be an above-average player if given the chance to contribute on a consistent basis. I’m not sure how much of a chance he’ll get this year, though, with new utility infielder Adam Rosales in the mix now.

On Wednesday night, Comcast SportsNet California announced it will be showing 145 regular-season games (plus two exhibition contests), with all the regular-season games available in high-definition for the first time. Big news, though, came in the form of the station’s announcement that former A’s third baseman Carney Lansford is joining the broadcast team as a pregame/postgame analysis. Looks like the former Giants hitting coach has found his way back to the other side of the Bay. He’ll join Mindi Bach, Shooty Babitt and Matt Morrison on camera, with familiar face Mychael Urban making multiple contributions as well.

1 Comment

hallelujah! all games in hdtv! watching sd games on an hdtv was the worst last year. almost as bad as mindi bach. i’m interested in seeing how carney does. he is one of my all-time faves…

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