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A Family Reunion In Oakland System

Josh Lansford throws a bullpen session at Papago.

The Oakland A's have had a recent history of reuniting families within the organization. The Richard and Doolittle brothers currently play in the A's system, while the Street and Crosby brothers were with the A's in the past. Now there is a new family reunion in the system, as the A's have signed the older brother of Jared Lansford - Josh - to a Kane County contract.

When Josh Lansford was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the sixth round of the 2006 draft, the plan was for the South Bay native to follow in his father's footsteps as a third-baseman. Lansford, now a pitcher, won't be following former AL batting champion and A's star Carney Lansford's path at the hotcorner, but he could be following his dad's road to the Oakland Coliseum. Lansford officially became...

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