"It's something we didn't know about, but he came forward with the information, so I commend him for that,'' general manager Billy Beane said.
Garcia/Casilla has aged 2 years and 10 months; he's now 25. He'll have to be issued all new papers, which could delay his arrival at spring training.
It's going to take the A's some getting used to. Beane referred to Casilla as "Jairo'' several times.
"I'm sure we'll all just keep calling him Jairo,'' Haren said. "That's such a good name, too.''
Jairo..I mean, Santiago, still has a chance because his stuff is still very good, but boy does this hurt his prospect status.