Spring Training 2012: Oakland A's Set Lineup For Saturday's Game Against Mariners

The Oakland Athletics saw themselves fairly brutalized in their first Spring Training game on Friday. The Seattle Mariners bashed five home runs in the game and won by a final score of 8-5. The A's will have a chance to get the win back on Saturday and have already released their lineup for the game.


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A's beat reporter Jane Lee of MLB.com relayed Saturday's opening lineup via Twitter on Friday afternoon.

1. Jemile Weeks - 2B
2. Collin Cowgill - CF
3. Seth Smith - LF
4. Jonny Gomes - DH
5. Kila Ka'aihue - 1B
6. Josh Donaldson - 3B
7. Michael Taylor - RF
8. Anthony Recker - C
9. Eric Sogard - SS

Looking at the lineup, that seems like a surprisingly solid heart of the order. I was impressed with Cowgill last season, Smith and Gomes have plenty of power and Ka'aihue has the potential to be a good number-five hitter. We will have to wait and see how well this lineup produces tomorrow.

For more on the A's and for continued Spring Training coverage, head over to Athletics Nation.

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