Seven weeks have passed since MLB.com took a shot at predicting the A's Opening Day roster. Here's a look at how things have changed since then:
Catcher (2) Then: Though there's been speculation about the A's opening the season with three catchers on their roster, they're more inclined to stick with a platoon of Stephen Vogt and Josh Phegley, while assigning Bruce Maxwell to Triple-A Nashville to guarantee him playing time and not to impede his development.
Now: Maxwell was optioned to Nashville for this exact reason, leaving the A's with a very capable platoon of Vogt and Phegley.
First base (2) Then:Yonder Alonso and Ryon Healy will form a platoon here, with Healy sliding into the designated hitter spot on days he's not at first.
Second base (1) Then: Nine-year veteran Jed Lowrie will be back at second base, so long as he's healthy. The infielder anticipates entering camp with full health after undergoing left-foot surgery in August.
Now: Unchanged. Lowrie, healthy, is the everyday guy here.
Third base (1) Then: The A's snatched up Trevor Plouffe on a one-year deal this winter with plans to make him their everyday third baseman. Healy will serve as his backup.
Shortstop (1) Then:Marcus Semien made good on the A's decision to stick with him at shortstop last year by showcasing strong defensive strides. He also collected 27 home runs.
Utility (1) Then:Adam Rosales, back on a one-year deal, has played all over the infield during his nine-year career, which included a stay in Oakland from 2010-13.
Now: Gray got hurt, suffering a lat strain that will sideline him for several more weeks, but Triggs made the cut with Opening Day starter Graveman, Manaea and Cotton. Right-hander Raul Alcantara has since joined the staff as the No. 5 starter.