By Jason Wojciechowski on March 7, 2005 at 2:55 PM
So Chad Bradford is out until, possibly, June or July with a back injury that'll require surgery. Larry Davis, the A's trainer, mentions that it's something he's had before and that he's come back from successfully, so I'll hold out hope that he can come back at least for a nice stretch run with the A's.
In terms of the bullpen, this might allow Oakland to keep Rule 5er Tyler Johnson, though Joe Roderick also tosses out the names Jimmy Serrano, Huston Street, and Tim Harikkala. I'd be most excited if the A's kept Johnson, since Serrano and Harikkala are probably just classic AAA re-treads/depth and Street shouldn't be forced into the majors earlier than necessary.
Jairo Garcia just occurred to me as well.