A's vs. White Sox lineups: Khris Davis returns, bats sixth vs. Chicago


A's vs. White Sox lineups: Khris Davis returns, bats sixth vs. Chicago

The A's got a rare two nights off in Chicago as they head into a three-game series against the White Sox after losing two of three to the Cubs. 

They'll head to Guaranteed Rate Field rested and with the red-hot Mike Fiers starting on the mound. He's currently riding an unbeaten streak and hopes to extend it to 17. Fiers is also 8-0 with a 2.26 ERA in his last 16 outings, and has never lost to the White Sox.

Not bad.

He will be throwing to Dustin Garneau behind the plate, with Khris Davis back in the lineup at DH batting sixth.

Meanwhile, the Sox will send lefty Ross Detwiler to the mound who has yet to beat the A's in his career but did have a short stint with the team in 2016. Detwiler is currently 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in six outings against Oakland.

He's coming off one of his better starts, allowing just two runs over 5 2/3 frames and striking out six against the Phillies.

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Here are how the lineups look to shape up for the matinee contest at 12:10, P.T. Coverage will be on MLB Network, or you can follow the in-game live coverage here.

Oakland A's (65-50)

Marcus Semien, SS
Matt Chapman, 3B
Matt Olson, 1B
Mark Canha, CF
Chad Pinder, LF
Khris Davis, DH
Stephen Piscotty, RF
Jurickson Profar, 2B
Dustin Garneau, C
Mike Fiers, P (10-3, 3.46 ERA)

Chicago White Sox (51-62)

Leury Garcia, 2B
Ryan Goins, 3B
Jose Abreu, 1B
James McCann, C
Jon Jay, RF
Eloy Jimenez, LF
Tim Anderson, SS
Matt Skole, DH
Ryan Cordell, CF 
Ross Detwiler, P (1-2, 5.72 ERA)

A's top pick Logan Davidson among spring training non-roster invitees

A's top pick Logan Davidson among spring training non-roster invitees

The A's aren't playing it safe with 2019 first-round draft pick Logan Davidson.

The No. 29 overall pick is among 10 non-roster players the A's invited to spring training Friday.

Davidson, a shortstop, isn't on the A's 40-man roster, but the invite will give him a chance to compete in big league camp. Barring an incredible showing in the Cactus League, the A's No. 7 prospect won't break camp with the A's. But this opportunity allows him to try to impress A's coaches.

In 54 games with the short-season Vermont Lake Monsters, Davidson slashed .239/.345/.332 with seven doubles, four homers and 12 RBI.

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The other invitee to keep an eye on in camp is A's No. 6 prospect Nick Allen. While small in stature, the middle infield is an incredible defensive player and could find himself playing for the A's at some point in 2020. While Marcus Semien is blocking Allen's path at shortstop, the 21-year-old could get a look at second base if none of the other in-house options pan out for the A's.

Three other top-30 prospects were invited to spring training: Outfielder Greg Deichmann (No. 17), right-handed pitcher Brian Howard (No. 22) and right-handed pitcher Parker Dunshee (No. 24).

MLB rumors: A's 'showing interest' in free-agent reliever Sergio Romo


MLB rumors: A's 'showing interest' in free-agent reliever Sergio Romo

Sergio Romo might be headed back to the Bay Area -- just to the opposite side.

The former Giants relief pitcher is a free agent, and according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the A's reportedly are interested in acquiring his services.

Romo, 36, is a 12-year veteran who spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Giants, playing a major role in helping San Francisco win three World Series titles in a span of five years. Over 60 1/3 combined innings with the Marlins and Twins last season, he posted a 3.43 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 60 strikeouts and 20 saves.

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Liam Hendricks has Oakland's closer spot locked down, but with Blake Treinen being non-tendered, there could be one or more openings in the A's bullpen. Given that Romo has filled just about every possible role within a major league bullpen over the course of his career, he could be an ideal fit if the price is right.