MESA, Ariz. -- The A's are hosting a special guest in camp Saturday -- former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
And word is Harbaugh might get on the field and coach first base for a couple innings against the Los Angeles Angels.
Harbaugh and A's manager Bob Melvin know each other well, and the new Michigan football coach addressed A's players briefly in a morning meeting. His visit to camp was kept under wraps, so players were stunned when he showed up in the clubhouse.
"During our meeting I saw him in the background and did a double-take," outfielder Sam Fuld said. "He said he appreciated the way we play. It sounds like we'll get to talk to him and pick his brain throughout the day."