Bob Melvin

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SEATTLE – The newest member of the A’s bullpen couldn’t be happier to get his first major league opportunity, while another reliever took a step toward returning to Oakland’s ‘pen.

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There wasn’t a whole lot of encouragement for the A’s to find in Wednesday night’s 13-0 thrashing at the hands of the Twins.

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With the bullpen receiving the brunt of criticism these days, the A’s other deficiencies are flying under the radar.

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Programming note: A’s-Rangers coverage starts today at 11:30 a.m.

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