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The A's look to snap out of an offensive funk in Game 3 of their series against the Twins. Bob Melvin has issued his lineup:
1. Rajai Davis (R) CF
2. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
3. Ryon Healy (R) DH
4. Khris Davis (R) LF
5. Josh Phegley (R) C
6. Adam Rosales (R) SS
7. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
8. Chad Pinder (R) 2B
9. Matt Joyce (L) RF
Kendall Graveman -- RHP
1. Brian Dozier (R) 2B
2. Max Kepler (L) RF
3. Miguel Sano (R) 3B
4. Joe Mauer (L) 1B
5. Kennys Vargas (S) DH
6. Jason Castro (L) C
7. Eduardo Escobar (S) SS
8. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
9. Byron Buxton (R) CF
Hector Santiago -- LHP
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.
The A's will be without starting pitcher Jharel Cotton for the entire 2018 season as he is set to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Cotton, 26, went 9-10 with a 5.58 ERA in 2017 after a rookie season in which he went 2-0 with a 2.15 ERA in five starts. Leading up to the injury, he was 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA over four appearances in spring training.
Watch Cotton react to the news: