Bob Melvin

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SAN DIEGO – Derek Norris enjoyed seeing his former teammates Monday, but the Padres catcher landed on his feet nicely after the A’s dealt him to San Diego in December.

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ANAHEIM – The A’s activated right-hander A.J. Griffin from the 60-day disabled list Saturday and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville, and closer Sean Doolittle was transferred to the 60-day DL.

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ANAHEIM –- Jesse Chavez did his job on the mound Friday night.

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BOX SCORE 

ANAHEIM –- For most of the night, a ball sailing over the fence meant good things for the A’s.

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ANAHEIM –- An MRI showed that A’s reliever Pat Venditte has some minor damage in his right shoulder, though the ambidextrous pitcher is hoping he won’t be sidelined for a significant period.

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