Programming note: Angels-A’s coverage starts tonight at 6:30 p.m.
OAKLAND – The A’s welcomed Jesse Chavez back to their starting rotation Sunday, a not-so-unexpected move after Kendall Graveman was optioned to Triple-A Nashville.
KANSAS CITY – A few notes and tidbits from A’s manager Bob Melvin’s pregame media session:
OAKLAND -– No surprises came down Saturday with the A’s final roster cuts, but it was no ordinary day for Billy Burns and Tyler Ladendorf.
OAKLAND – Coco Crisp will begin rehabbing his surgically repaired right elbow Monday, but the A’s aren’t giving a timetable for the outfielder’s return yet.