Dan Johnson joins the wounded

By Jason Wojciechowski on March 31, 2007 at 1:30 AM

The injury situation is already getting out of hand for the A's and the season hasn't even started yet. Dan Johnson sustained torn cartilage in his hip during a collision on Monday. He'll be out, apparently, something like three months. I have no idea what this does to the roster. When Bobby Kielty comes back, it's easy enough: Kielty and Stewart in the corners, Bradley in center, Swisher at first. But if Kielty isn't ready on Opening Day, then what? Ryan Goleski as Opening Day starter? Erubiel Durazo at first base? Neither solution is optimal, though you're probably better off taking the defensive hit of having Durazo don a glove than you are having Goleski try to hit against major league pitchers in real games.

At least (knock on wood) the pitchers are all healthy at this point.