The A’s fired third-base coach Mike Gallego on Monday and replaced him with Ron Washington, who has been working with the team since May as a special infield instructor.
OAKLAND –- Sean Doolittle showed some rust in his return to the big leagues Sunday, but was happy to rejoin his A’s teammates.
OAKLAND –- A’s starter Kendall Graveman suffered a strained left oblique that forced him from Sunday’s outing after six innings, and manager Bob Melvin said the rookie could be out a while.
OAKLAND – It was an encouraging sign for the A’s that third baseman Danny Valencia was back in the lineup Sunday against Tampa Bay, after missing Saturday’s game with soreness in his right leg.
OAKLAND -–The scenario remains the same for the A’s bullpen.
The only difference is the revolving cast of relievers forced to answer questions on any given night about what went wrong.