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Straily Making Most Of Time In Triple-A

Straily has three solid starts this season.

Dan Straily's rise through the minor leagues last season was one of the signature stories of the 2012 Oakland A's. Despite his 2012 accomplishments and a strong first start for the A's in Houston, Straily is back in the minor leagues. Far from discouraged, however, Straily is working to make himself a viable option for Oakland if and when they need another starting pitcher.

Thus far this season, the Oakland A's starting pitching has been up and down. A case can be made that the best performance from an A's starter to date came from a player currently pitching in Triple-A. Dan Straily's 11-strikeout performance over 6.2 innings in Houston on April 5 gave Oakland an early season high-mark for whiffs by a starting pitcher. Considering A's starters had combined for a...

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