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OAKLAND –- Given the unsettled state of the A’s bullpen, A’s manager Bob Melvin sees newly signed left-hander Phil Coke as someone who can perhaps help the big league club this season.


ANAHEIM –- Jesse Chavez did his job on the mound Friday night.


OAKLAND -– Scott Kazmir underwent an MRI for the shoulder issue that forced him from Wednesday’s game, but the A’s didn’t know his exact status following a 3-2 loss to Detroit.


Viewed as a strength entering spring training, the A’s bullpen is still trying to find its rhythm three weeks into the season.