Now put that fast start into context with whats happening around the American League West, and it might be even more important for Oakland. Injuries were a spring training storyline as it seemed every team in the division, including the As, was searching for ways to plug holes. The Texas Rangers put four-time Gold Glove third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week with a strained quadriceps. Left-hander Derek Holland, second baseman Jurickson Profar and catcher Geovany Soto all began the season on the 60-day DL.
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