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Oakland A's Q&A: Keith Lieppman

Kirby-Jones improved during Instructs.

PHOENIX - The Oakland A's recently completed their fall Instructional League camp. On the last day of camp, we caught-up with A's Director of Player Development Keith Lieppman to find out who stood out during the program. We also got an update on the status of outfielder Jermaine Mitchell.

OaklandClubhouse: Besides Cecil Tanner winning the Most Improved Pitcher award during Instructs, who won the other camp awards? Keith Lieppman: Dayton Alexander was the other Most Improved and we had a Grinder award that went to Diomedes Lopez. We had four catchers go down within a three-day period, so he basically caught the entire Instructional League. OC: A.J. Kirby-Jones had an impressive...

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