GREGORIO PETIT OUTRIGHTED TO SACRAMENTO
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.
A’S 2010 TV SCHEDULE RELEASED
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.