Braden to pitch at old stomping grounds

The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday that Dallas Braden, a Stockton resident, Stagg graduate and former Oakland A’s pitcher who threw the 19th perfect game in Major League Baseball history, will return to Texas Tech and his college baseball team this weekend for its annual alumni weekend.

The weekend centers around a game between the current Red Raiders’ roster and an alumni team featuring mostly players who either are still circulating around MLB or the minor leagues or recently retired. Braden is scheduled to pitch an inning as he prepares for spring training.

Braden has not played since May 2011 due to a shoulder injury that has required two surgeries. In October, Braden refused a minor-league assignment to Triple-A Sacramento and was outrighted by the A’s.

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