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A’s spring training notes: Astros sign-stealing talk hovers and an bullpen session

MESA, Ariz. — Pitchers and catchers — and some position players anxious to kick some baseball dirt — arrived at Fitch Park for another round. Here are some notes:

Thursday’s draw

The draw this Thursday afternoon: a good chunk of the future, and some key bullpen arms, would be lining up on the bullpen lines together.

Jesús Luzardo, Sean Manaea, Frankie Montas, Liam Hendriks and Jake Diekman threw bullpen sessions.

“Luzardo couldn’t wait to get on the mound,” manager Bob Melvin said after. Bear with is as we discuss Luzardo ad nauseam this spring and beyond, but the elite arm’s progress and quick maturity must be noted.