By Jason Wojciechowski on March 18, 2006 at 5:36 PM
The A's made three more cuts yesterday, sending Daric Barton, Cliff Pennington, and Chris Mabeus to the minors. Barton and Pennington need no introduction: they're two of the team's brightest prospect stars. Mabeus has been with the A's since 2001. He was drafted in the 13th round out of Lewis-Clark State (in Idaho, not Lewis and Clark in Oregon). He's had good numbers as a minor-league reliever, striking guys out, not really giving up too many walks and homers, and keeping his hit rate low. That said, remember all the usual cautions about minor-league relievers before you get too exicted.