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MESA, Ariz. – Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir will be skipped the first time through the A’s Cactus League rotation, an effort to provide a little extra rest for Oakland’s two top starters.

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MESA, Ariz. -- Bob Melvin didn’t manage Mark Ellis for very long, but the A’s skipper had glowing words for Oakland’s longtime second baseman, who announced his retirement Wednesday night.

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MESA, Ariz. -- Pat Venditte has drawn lots of attention for his ability to pitch with both hands.

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