Big Hurt set to hit in A's minor-league game

Updated: March 17, 2006, 5:21 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Oakland slugger Frank Thomas is scheduled to hit in an A's minor-league game on Saturday.


Thomas will face live pitching for the first time since last July, when doctors found a second broken bone in his left ankle.

Thomas, who signed with the A's as a free agent in January after spending the last 16 seasons with the Chicago White Sox, has been taking batting practice, participating in infield drills and doing some light jogging.

"I'll finally get some ...

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