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Off-Season A's Prospect Q&A: Jeremy Barfield

Oakland A's eighth-round pick Jeremy Barfield has grown up around professional baseball, with both his father and his brother having played in the major leagues. He finally got his opportunity to experience it for himself in 2008 with the Vancouver Canadians. We recently spoke to the powerful right-handed hitter about his first season, playing in Vancouver, his health and more…

OaklandClubhouse: Keith Lieppman mentioned that you were injured during the A's Instructional League. How are you feeling now and what was the injury? Jeremy Barfield: I had a mild sprain to a ligament in my elbow. I didn't need Tommy John surgery or anything like that, but it was the same ligament – the UCL, I think – that is involved in Tommy John surgery. I hurt it two days into camp and I...

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