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.
ANAHEIM –- Jesse Chavez did his job on the mound Friday night.
ANAHEIM –- For most of the night, a ball sailing over the fence meant good things for the A’s.
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.
OAKLAND –- Usually it’s the opposing pitcher that feels the pressure when a team fills the bases with runners.