Programming note: Astros-A’s coverage starts Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California.
Why another shortstop?
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jeff Samardzija’s first All-Star experience was about as unique as they come. It’s surely one he won’t forget.
The A’s have set their rotation coming out of the All-Star break, and it will go Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez.