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Giants, A's rained out in exhibition finale
OAKLAND 0, SAN FRANCISCO 0

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The scheduled exhibition finale between
the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics on Saturday was
canceled because of rain.

A steady downpour forced a delay of more than an hour, and the
ground crew covered the infield with a silver tarp before
officials decided to call off the game, sending home a crowd
that was expected to be near 30,000.

"The field was bad, and we have new turfs down too, and the
water probably stands on that more too," A's manager Bob Melvin
said. "We did a lot to try to get this game in ... but it didn't
make sense with the conditions and potential of some even more
rain. You're potentially putting guys at risk, injury-wise."

Oakland opens the regular season Monday at home against the
Cleveland Indians. San Francisco plays its opener in Arizona.

The A's later announced that fans who bought tickets for the
game will be allowed to redeem the paid value of the tickets to
a future regular-season game.

STARTING TIME

Giants: RHP Ryan Vogelsong's turn in the rotation came up
Saturday against the A's, but he stayed in Arizona to ensure
he'd get his scheduled work in. San Francisco had called up
lefty Edwin Escobar from the minor league camp to start in
Vogelsong's absence before the game was called off.

LHP Madison Bumgarner will make his first opening day start for
the Giants in Arizona. Bumgarner went 3-0 with a 1.19 ERA in
five spring starts.

Athletics: RHP Dan Straily didn't let a little rain cramp his
day. Long after the parking lots emptied and while workers
continued to sweep water off the infield tarp, Oakland's
scheduled starter got his work in by throwing off the bullpen
mound while Melvin looked on.

Right-hander Sonny Gray starts for the A's in their opener
against the Indians. Gray is the ninth different opening day
starter in nine years for Oakland.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: 2B Marco Scutaro and LHP Jeremy Affeldt were placed on
the 15-day disabled list in a pair of moves that had been
expected. The move for Scutaro, who has a lower back strain, is
retroactive to March 21, while the one for Affeldt (right knee
sprain) is retroactive to March 23.

Athletics: RHP A.J. Griffin (flexor muscle strain), RHP Ryan
Cook (shoulder tendinitis), RHP Fernando Rodriguez (Tommy John
surgery) and OF Craig Gentry (lower back strain) were put on the
15-day disabled list. Cook, however, remains on track to rejoin
the big league club in the first week of April.

ROSTER MOVES

Giants: RHP Juan Gutierrez and INF Brandon Hicks were added to
the 25-man roster after having their contracts purchased by the
big league club. Additionally, OF Tyler Colvin was reassigned to
Triple-A Fresno, RHP Derek Law was reassigned to Double-A
Richmond and OF Roger Kieschnick was designated for assignment.

Athletics: C Stephen Vogt, who played a key role as a backup
during Oakland's AL West title run in 2013, was optioned to
Triple-A Sacramento along with LHP Joe Savery and IF Jake
Elmore. OF Michael Taylor was designated for assignment,
non-roster invitee Billy Burns was reassigned to the team's
minor league camp and OF Sam Fuld had his contract purchased
from Sacramento.

According to a team spokesman, this marks the first time since
2006 that the A's won't have a rookie on their opening day
roster.

CLOGGED PIPES

Coaches from the A's were sent scrambling after toilets in the
home clubhouse backed up and overflowed early Saturday.

It was the latest in a series of plumbing problems that plague
the stadium built in the late 1960s.

In September, A's players reported foul smells from the bathroom
end of their dugout. That came after a clogged pipe caused a
sewage backup and flooding on the bottom floor of the ballpark
in June, sending the Seattle Mariners and A's scrambling around
in towels and heading for higher ground in the Oakland Raiders'
locker room.

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