Wright was sent down to minor-league camp Sunday, but told team trainers he was dealing with some elbow issues. It turns out Wright had some minor shoulder soreness, but was OK to pitch. The team will likely be cautious with Wright, who is one of the team's top-10 prospects.
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The reason is that Neshek, who pitched well for Oakland for most of last year, has rediscovered his fastball. "Last year, I threw almost exclusively sliders," he told FoxSports.com. "Probably 96 percent to righties. It was really rare if I threw a fastball in a two-week span."
Neshek, whose fastball has peaked at 92 mph this spring, boasted a 2.34 ERA with the Athletics at one point last year, but two performances in which he yielded three runs motivated the team to designate him for assignment. He was brought back in September, but left off the playoff roster.
He has pitched in five exhibition games and has yielded just two earned runs and struck out seven in six innings.
Moore allowed just two hits, but he did walk three batters. He also had three strikeouts. Moore lowered his spring ERA from 15.43 to 6.35. He has six strikeouts and five walks in 5 2/3 innings.