Sacramento River Cats
Despite more than a decade as one of the most successful minor league baseball partnerships in the nation, the Sacramento River Cats are reportedly considering dropping their partnership with the Oakland Athletics at the end of the season and signing on with the San Francisco Giants.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced the formation of an exploratory committee to look at the viability at bringing a major league baseball team to the River City.
Just more than nine months after throwing his first pitch as a professional and two months after starting the season in Class-A ball, former slugging 1st baseman Sean Doolittle has made it to the majors as a left-handed reliever with the Oakland Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics have no timetable for calling up Manny Ramirez, who becomes eligible this week.
Suspended slugger Manny Ramirez is scheduled to begin a 10-game minor league stint with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M., and the club is already preparing special ticket packages for his home games in Northern California.