SEATTLE – Back in February the A’s had a solid idea of how they wanted their outfield to look.
OAKLAND – The A’s outfield is still without some key members in the lineup, but that situation should take a turn for the better.
BALTIMORE – A’s manager Bob Melvin wasn’t around for the final four innings of Monday’s loss.
Then again, he’d seen enough.
BALTIMORE – He’d been away from the big league club for roughly two months, but Pat Venditte got reintroduced to the emotional knockout punches that A’s losses can deliver.