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Oakland A's Q&A: Gil Patterson, Part One

What is Michael Inoa throwing these days?

Oakland A's Minor League Pitching Coordinator Gil Patterson recently spent time at both the A's Dominican and US Instructional League. In part one of our two-part interview with Patterson, we spoke to him about Michael Inoa, Garvin Alston's new role, the standouts from the A's US Instructional League camp, and more...

OaklandClubhouse: I wanted to know if you had gone down to the Dominican academy yet this off-season? Gil Patterson: I did have a chance to go down to the Dominican and, boy, Michael Inoa is a special kid. OC: Was he throwing in games down there while you were there? GP: Yeah, he was throwing some innings. When I first went down there [during the season], I gave him a conditioning program and...

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