A bad turn of events unfold behind the plate for A’s

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — A’s catcher Chris Herrmann likely needs right knee surgery that will force him to miss the beginning of the season, manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday.Although neither Melvin nor team trainer Nick Paparesta had a definite timetable for Herrmann’s return, the manager does not think it is a season-ending injury.“I don’t want to get ahead of myself, as far as the surgery goes, but he’ll be playing at some point this year,” Melvin said. “Just not at the start.”Herrmann, who signed a …last_img

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