Spring Training Blog: March 14

Updated: March 15, 2009, 3:29 AM ET

A'S GIAMBI BELTS FIRST SPRING HR (9:21 p.m. ET) Orlando Cabrera made his Athletics debut and Jason Giambi hit his first homer of the spring in an 8-3 victory over a San Francisco Giants split squad Saturday, but the club also had to shut down All-Star pitcher Justin Duchscherer because of a sore elbow.

Giambi belted a two-run homer against minor leaguer Joe Martinez in the first inning. Giambi started the spring 1-for-17, but has four hits in six at-bats, with two walks, in his past three ...

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