BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE MAJORS : A's to Keep Gossage, Parrett

Associated Press

Nonroster right-handed relievers Rich (Goose) Gossage and Jeff Parrett have made the Oakland Athletics' 25-man roster, Manager Tony La Russa said. Gossage, 40, is an 18-year veteran who pitched in 44 games for the Texas Rangers last year. He has a lifetime record of 117-100, with 308 saves. Parrett, a 12-game winner at Montreal in 1988 and again for Philadelphia in 1989, was released by Atlanta after last season. . . . The A's are expected to place pitchers Bob Welch, Joe Klink and Kirk Dressendorfer on the disabled list before the season begins. . . . San Diego catcher Benito Santiago, saying "my bags are packed," has demanded that the Padres trade him as soon as possible. Santiago, frustrated by his uncertain status, said he made his request several days ago in a private meeting with Joe McIlvaine, Padre general manager. Santiago, who earns $3.3 this season and can claim free agency after the season, has been mentioned in trade talks with the Toronto Blue Jays, possibly for catcher Pat Borders. . . . Rich DeLucia locked up the No. 5 spot in the Seattle Mariners rotation by pitching five-plus innings, allowing seven hits and three runs in a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Tempe, Ariz. . . . Dwight Gooden pitched three-hit ball over six innings in his most impressive performance of spring training as the New York Mets beat the Montreal Expos, 5-0. Gooden, who is recovering from rotator cuff surgery last September, walked three and struck out five. He is scheduled to pitch the Mets' home opener against Montreal on April 10.

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