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Oakland A's Coaching Staff Q&A: Garvin Alston

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The Oakland A's pitching contingent at the Arizona Fall League have a familiar face on the Phoenix Desert Dogs' coaching staff, as A's rehab pitching coordinator Garvin Alston is the Desert Dogs' pitching coach. We spoke with Alston last Friday about the A's AFL pitchers, why the team had a forfeit one of their games in the 7th inning, his role as the rehab coordinator and more...

OaklandClubhouse: I heard that Carlos Hernandez had to go home early from the Arizona Fall League because of injury, but can you tell me about the other A's pitchers on your staff right now? Garvin Alston: Actually, Carlos didn't have to go home. He's still here and he's actually going to be activated on Wednesday [November 10]. He was just a little tired more than anything else. He wasn't...

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