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Inside Pitch: Healthy A's Roster Shaping Up

Mark Ellis has been a pleasant surprise thus far.

In 2004, the A's headed into their final two weeks of spring training with an entirely healthy starting line-up and a set 25-man roster. Then disaster struck and Mark Ellis went down with a season-ending injury. His back-up, Frank Menechino, also went on the shelf and the A's were suddenly scrambling to find a healthy second baseman.<br><br> This season the A's are one week away from an almost entirely healthy spring, but their 25-man roster is still in flux.

As the A's prepare to leave Arizona, head trainer Larry Davis might be the most well-rested person who will stand on the chalk lines on Opening Day. This is a good thing, because it meant he had a slow spring and the A's are healthy. Few things have changed on the Oakland season outlook since spring training began in late February. The A's learned that Mark Ellis might not be 100 percent, but he... Recommended Stories

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