Yoenis Cespedes is starting his rehab assignment Monday in Sacramento, where he's playing left field, a sign that the A's may move him out of center when he returns to the big leagues.
Insider Casey Pratt caught up with Manny Ramirez Monday in Sacramento and the aging slugger, while confident he could join the team as soon as May 30, also made it clear that his return will require patience.
With the Yankees in town, Insider Casey Pratt caught up with the legendary Reggie Jackson, who talked about his early years with the A's and the dynasty that developed in Oakland.
Brandon Inge is expected to be activated from the DL on Monday, and Manny Ramirez and Yoenis Cespedes should follow suit later in the week.Video: Melvin: 'We are beyond pressing' Inge: 'Relax and have fun'
It was another frustrating day at the ballpark for the A's as they managed just five hits off the Yankees' pitching staff and were shut out for the eighth this season, falling to the "Bronx Bombers" 2-0.