As the A’s prepare to kick off Spring Training, there's an early projection for the 26-man Opening Day roster. Langeliers is set to continue as the full-time catcher, with Soderstrom as the ideal backup. Noda and Rooker will likely maintain their positions in the lineup, while several candidates vie for the final spot in the rotation.

By the Numbers
  • Langeliers appeared in 123 games as the catcher last season
  • Rooker hit 30 home runs and posted an .817 OPS in 137 games in the 2023 season
  • Left-hander Ken Waldichuk is sidelined with an elbow injury
State of Play
  • Langeliers set to continue as the full-time catcher
  • Soderstrom is an ideal backup and a right-left platoon option
  • Noda and Rooker likely to maintain their positions in the lineup
  • Competition for the final spot in the rotation
Bottom Line

With Spring Training approaching, the early projection for the A’s 2024 Opening Day roster indicates stability in key positions, while the competition for the final spot in the rotation remains ongoing.