Oakland Athletics: When last we saw Jermaine Dye, he was being pinch-hit for by journeyman Adam Melhuse to end the ALDS. This capped a lost season in which Dye barely registered at the plate owing to knee and shoulder injuries that limited him to 253 mostly ineffective plate appearances. All that is going to change in 2004, he vows, having undertaken a vigorous workout regimen that he hopes will help him regain the form that made him worthy of the $11 million he will earn this year. Of that regimen he says, "It'll probably keep me on the field. And when I'm on the field, I know I can produce.'' Chris Haft of the San Jose Mercury News also reports that Mark Mulder is fully healed from the broken femur that wiped out the last six weeks of the 2003 season.
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