Bob Melvin opens first camp as A's manager

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Bob Melvin spent most of his Sunday morning introducing himself to all the new faces gathering in the Oakland Athletics' spring training facility. Next up, he'll be reading through some of their bios.

Brandon McCarthy is the only returning starter from a rotation that ended last season under Melvin. Injuries decimated the pitching staff last year and trades took care of the rest.

It's not just the starters; Melvin and his staff must also piece together a bullpen.

The good news is there are plenty of candidates. The coaches will just need a little time to determine their strengths and weaknesses.