Bob Melvin


In an encouraging bit of news for the Oakland A’s bullpen, Ryan Cook threw 20 pitches off the mound Thursday and felt very good afterward.


PHOENIX – You won't see all the marquee names in the lineup Wednesday for the Oakland A’s exhibition opener.


Programming note: Joe Stiglich is in Arizona; check back for his coverage throughout spring training and watch SportsNet Central nightly at 6 and 10:30 p.m.


PHOENIX – After a short-lived experiment with Twitter last season, Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin is giving the social media app another try. This time he seems to be embracing it.