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On the Bubble: Chris Mabeus, RHP

Chris Mabeus faces an uphill battle this spring.

<I>This is the second article in a series of pieces focusing on A's prospects on the bubble of making the Oakland A's 25-man roster in the spring.</I><br><br> Last year at this time, Chris Mabeus was in a similar position to that of Tyler Johnson, whom we profiled as being on the bubble last week. In December 2003, Mabeus was selected as a Rule V draft pick by the Texas Rangers and he entered last spring training with a golden opportunity to make his first 25-man roster.

Chris was unable to crack the Texas roster and he was returned to Oakland. Mabeus responded with a strong season and he was added to the A's 40-man roster in late-December. Now Mabeus enters spring training with a chance to make the major leagues yet again. Are his chances better this year than last? They say that timing is everything and thus far in Chris Mabeus' career, he has been plagued by...

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