Following the Bay Bridge series finale and end of spring training, the A's made their final roster cuts and set their 25-man opening day roster.
The only remaining battles left after the A's announced over the weekend that Brandon McCarthy would be the team's fifth starter, were for the bullpen, backup infielder and backup catcher positions.
The A's also announced in their press release that they selected the contract of non-roster invitee Andy LaRoche. Wes Timmons and Matt Carson were also reassigned to minor league camp.
The final cuts meant that Landon Powell retained his job as the backup catcher, Andy LaRoche made the team as the backup infielder and Bobby Cramer earned the final bullpen spot.
Rich Harden and Andrew Bailey both were placed on the 15-day disabled list, and Adam Rosales was moved to the 60-day disabled list (retroactive to March 22).
The Athletics opening day roster looks like this:
|First Base:||Daric Barton|
|Second Base:||Mark Ellis|
|Third Base:||Kevin Kouzmanoff|
|Left Field:||Josh Willingham|
|Center Field:||Coco Crisp|
|Right Field:||David DeJesus|
|Designated Hitter:||Hideki Matsui|
|Outfield / First Base:||Conor Jackson|
Brandon McClintock covers the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball for BleacherReport.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @BMcClintock_BR.