A's tab prospect Taylor, others for AFL

A's tab prospect Taylor, others for AFL

NEW YORK -- Official rosters for the Arizona Fall League were announced on Tuesday, and seven players within the A's organization will be part of the Phoenix Desert Dogs.

The team -- which also boasts members of the Braves, Dodgers, Marlins and Yankees -- will include right-handed pitchers Travis Banwart, Mike Benacka and Justin James, lefty Carlos Hernandez, infielders Grant Green and Stephen Parker and outfielder Michael Taylor.

Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly will manage the club and be joined by A's roving pitching coach and rehab coordinator Garvin Alston, who will serve as pitching coach.