Santiago Casilla
RP OAK
22 hours ago

Casilla fired a scoreless inning in Saturday's 11-6 split-squad Cactus League loss to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The 36-year-old right-hander has had a couple of rocky appearances thus far with the A's after arriving to spring training late due to visa issues. He may be hitting his stride, however, as he's now put together consecutive scoreless outings and has needed only 11 pitches to get through that pair of one-inning appearances. Casilla racked up 69 saves in 84 chances for the Giants the last two seasons alone, so he certainly remains in contention for the closer role in Oakland, one that he could ultimately share with fellow veteran Ryan Madson.

Santiago Casilla
RP OAK
2 weeks ago

Casilla made his first appearance of spring in Sunday's 9-8 Cactus League victory over the Cubs, surrendering two earned runs on two hits, a walk and a wild pitch over 0.2 innings. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The 36-year-old finally arrived in A's camp on Mar. 6 after visa issues caused him significant delays. After a long layoff, Casilla unsurprisingly struggled through his time on the mound against a potent Cubs lineup replete with regulars. He bounced three pitches in the dirt to Jason Heyward, the first hitter he faced, and then allowed a single to Miguel Montero, issued a free pass to Matt Szczur and advanced both runners with a wild pitch. A two-run triple by Kyle Schwarber later in the frame ended Casilla's day, but given his extended time off and self-confidence, he didn't appear fazed by the struggles. "I felt great," Casilla said. "I didn't try to overdo it. I just tried to throw my pitches and locate my fastball."

Santiago Casilla
RP OAK
2 weeks ago

Casilla threw to hitters Friday and believes he'll make his spring debut in the next few days, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The reliever is behind the other Oakland pitchers after his camp arrival was delayed by visa issues, but it appears he's on track to finally see some game action. Casilla is expected to compete for a key role in the Oakland bullpen this season, so look for him to get plenty of opportunities over the last few weeks of Cactus League play to get ready for Opening Day.

Santiago Casilla
RP OAK
3 weeks ago

Casilla will throw to hitters Friday and could make his spring debut soon, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has been delayed in his spring progression after encountering visa issues upon his return to the country. Casilla is already skipping the first round of the World Baseball Classic, but it appears he's getting back into the swing of things as spring camp progresses. The veteran converted 31 saves for the Giants last season and is presumed to compete for a setup role in the Oakland bullpen upon his return to Cactus League action.

Santiago Casilla
RP OAK
3 weeks ago

Casilla, who is set to arrive at camp Sunday, informed the Athletics that he won't participate in the first round of the World Baseball Classic, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was up in the air whether Casilla would participate in the WBC, but his scheduled arrival Sunday is apparently too close for comfort for the Athletics. He'll still likely compete in the tournament if the Dominican Republic advances, but the 36-year-old will first settle into camp. The free agent acquisition will compete for save opportunities in 2017, but is currently behind Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle in the pecking order.

Santiago Casilla
RP OAK
3 weeks ago

Casilla's visa problems have been solved, and he's scheduled to arrive at Athletics spring training Sunday, John Hickey of Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander's status for the World Baseball Classic remains up in the air, though. The right-hander sits in the mix for Oakland saves but probably ranks behind Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle on the pecking order.

Santiago Casilla
RP OAK
1 month ago

Casilla has still not reported to camp due to visa issues, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is starting to become a mild concern for both parties, since Casilla is planning on participating in the World Baseball Classic with his hometown Dominican Republic. Although Casilla isn't at fault, the longer it takes him to report to camp, the less confident the A's will feel with him participating in the WBC.

Santiago Casilla
RP OAK
1 month ago

Casilla still has not reported to camp, but the A's are hopeful he will be able to report within 1-2 days, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Casilla has been delayed by a visa issue as he returns from his home in the Dominican Republic. Signed as a free agent this offseason, the reliever is expected to compete for a setup role behind closer Ryan Madson after spending the last seven seasons with the crosstown Giants. Even if Casilla does report to camp, he won't be there long. The World Baseball Classic begins for the Dominican on March 9.

Santiago Casilla
RP OAK
1 month ago

Casilla will be late to camp due to a visa issue, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't much of a surprise, as Casilla was a late signing for the A's. He'll likely be at camp by the end of the week. The 36-year-old posted a 3.57 ERA with a 10.1 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 ratios across 58.0 innings last year with the Giants.

Santiago Casilla
RP OAK
2 months ago

Casilla will play for Team Dominican in this year's WBC, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever, who signed a two-year contract with the A's on Jan. 11 after spending the last seven seasons with the Giants, will be a part of Team Dominican's defense of their WBC title. Casilla will join a star-studded pitching staff that includes the Giants' Johnny Cueto and the Cardinals' Carlos Martinez, among a host of other major league names.