OAKLAND – A’s manager Bob Melvin expressed optimism that left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will play in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday.
The theory sounds ideal for any major league team: Clinch your division, take a few days off, rest up and come out firing for the postseason.
SEATTLE – Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin had a plan to pull Josh Donaldson quickly from Sunday’s regular-season finale and preserve a .300 batting average for his third baseman.
ANAHEIM – For the second day in a row Wednesday, the Oakland A’s went quietly – and quickly.
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