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Athletics Organization Report

Casey Tefertiller -Premium Content

Not so long ago, Javier Herrera seemed on the speed cycle bound for the big leagues. A multi-tooled outfielder blessed with ability and enthusiasm, he seemed to possess the package that could make him a big leaguer quickly. Then, suddenly, everything went wrong. First there was that positive steroid test back in 2005 that led to suspension. The following spring, he went down with arm troubles that led to Tommy John surgery and caused him to miss the entire season.

Majors | #2007#Oakland Athletics#Organization Reports

White Sox Organization Report

Phil Rogers -Premium Content

uan Uribe has no assurances with the White Sox beyond this season, and further jeopardizing his job security is an intriguing crop of shortstop prospects rising through the system. The Sox haven't had a homegrown player as their primary shortstop since Bucky Dent, who was traded to the Yankees in 1977. This will be an interesting season at the position in the minors, with three prospects battling to be the regular shortstop at Triple-A Charlotte.

Majors | #2007#Chicago White Sox#Organization Reports

Braves Organization Report

Bill Ballew -Premium Content

General manager John Schuerholz went to great lengths in the offseason to improve the Braves' bullpen. But while the rotation boasts veterans John Smoltz, Tim Hudson and Mike Hampton, the fact remains that Smoltz turns 40 in May, and neither Hudson nor Hampton have been the same pitchers they were prior to their 30th birthdays.

Majors | #2007#Atlanta Braves#Organization Reports