OAKLAND – As Coco Crisp continues battling his way through a prolonged batting slump, A’s manager Bob Melvin has dropped the veteran switch-hitter out of the leadoff spot for the short term.
OAKLAND – Sean Doolittle’s first minor league rehab game will come Thursday at Single-A Stockton, as the A’s closer begins the final step in his journey back to the active roster.
SEATTLE -– Entering this season the A’s appeared to have a plethora of starting pitching options.
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SEATTLE – A.J. Griffin was shut down while pitching in a simulated game Thursday after he felt soreness in his right shoulder, A’s manager Bob Melvin said.