A's lineup: Brugman in CF in first game of DH; Olson in RF for Game 2

A's lineup: Brugman in CF in first game of DH; Olson in RF for Game 2

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In the opening game of a scheduled doubleheader against the Rays, rookie Jaycob Brugman is starting in center field.

The A's made a series of roster moves ahead of Saturday's slate. Reliever Sean Doolittle was reinstated from the disabled list. Andrew Triggs, who started on Friday in Tampa, was placed on the 10-day DL with a strained left hip and infielder/outfielder Matt Olson was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

Game 1:

Oakland A's:
1. Matt Joyce (L) RF
2. Chad Pinder (R) SS
3. Jed Lowrie (S) 2B
4. Khris Davis (R) LF
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Ryon Healy (R) DH
7. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
8. Jaycob Brugman (L) CF
9. Josh Phegley (R) C
Sonny Gray -- RHP

Tampa Bay Rays:
1. Mallex Smith (L) CF
2. Corey Dickerson (L) LF
3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
4. Logan Morrison (L) 1B
5. Steven Souza Jr. (R) DH
6. Colby Rasmus (L) RF
7. Tim Beckham (R) SS
8. Michael Martinez (S) 2B
9. Derek Norris (R) C
Erasmo Ramirez -- RHP

Following a 10-inning Rays win over the A's, Rajai Davis is back in center field while rookie Matt Olson gets the start in right field.

Game 2:

Oakland A's:
1. Rajai Davis (R) CF
2. Matt Olson (L) RF
3. Ryon Healy (R) 3B
4. Khris Davis (R) DH
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Chad Pinder (R) 2B
7. Jaycob Brugman (L) LF
8. Josh Phegley (R) C
9. Adam Rosales (R) SS
Sean Manaea -- LHP

Tampa Bay Rays:
1. Steven Souza Jr. (R) RF
2. Peter Bourjos (R) LF
3. Evan Longoria (R) DH
4. Logan Morrison (L) 1B
5. Tim Beckham (R) SS
6. Daniel Robertson (R) 2B
7. Taylor Featherston (R) 3B
8. Mallex Smith (L) CF
9. Jesus Sucre (R) C
Matt Andriese -- RHP

A's announce 2018 Opening Day starter


A's announce 2018 Opening Day starter

For the second straight season, Kendall Graveman will get the ball on Opening Day for the A's. And for the second straight year, he'll face Mike Trout and the Angels.

The team made the news official on Tuesday morning.

Last year, in a win over the Angels, Graveman went six innings, allowed two earned runs and struck out seven.

"It's something I don't take for granted. It's an honor and a privilege and [I just want to] try to get the season off to a good start and hopefully be a leader of this staff," Graveman told reporters Tuesday in Arizona.

In four seasons with the A's and Blue Jays, Graveman has a 4.11 ERA in 76 appearances.

A's agree to deal with familiar veteran pitcher


A's agree to deal with familiar veteran pitcher

UPDATE (Mar. 19, 7:45 p.m. PT): The A's officially announced the Cahill signing on Monday. This story has been updated to reflect that.

On the same day the Oakland A's learned they'd be without Jharel Cotton all season, they signed a familiar face to bolster their pitching depth. 

Oakland agreed to a one-year deal with Trevor Cahill, nearly 12 years after the A's drafted him in the second round. 

Cahill pitched for Oakland from 2009-11. He started 96 games in three seasons with the A's, going 40-35 with a 3.91 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Since Oakland traded him to the Arizona Diamondbacks in Dec. 2011, Cahill's pitched for six teams. 

The 30-year-old won a World Series ring with the Chicago Cubs in 2016, and pitched for the San Diego Padres and Kansas City Royals last season. In 2017, he went 4-3 in 21 appearances (14 starts) with a 4.93 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.