A's add five more non-roster invitees, including Soderstrom


Two of the A's top prospects will be among the 18 non-roster invitees for the organization's upcoming spring training.

Tyler Soderstrom, the A's first-round draft pick in 2020 and the organization's No. 3 prospect, was among the five players added to the group on Monday. Nick Allen, the A's No. 4 prospect by and an elite defensive talent, also will be joining the big league group for spring training.

Oakland added five new players to the group on Monday, with right-handed pitchers Parker Dunshee and Brian Howard, along with outfielder Buddy Reed, joining Allen and Soderstrom.

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Reed joined the A's as the player to be named later from the Jurickson Profar trade in Dec. 2019, and the former second-round pick by the San Diego Padres is the A's No. 24 prospect by

The 6-foot-9 Howard was an eighth-round pick by the A's in 2017, and is the team's No. 25 ranked prospect.

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Dunshee was a seventh-round pick in 2017, and the Wake Forest product put together six strong starts in Double-A during the 2019 season, but struggled in the offense-dominant Pacific Coast League once he moved up to Triple-A. Dunshee is the A's No. 27 prospect.

You can see the full list of the A's 18 non-roster invitees below, but more could be added before spring training opens up.