Sam Fuld


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.


SAN FRANCISCO -– Billy Burns felt good enough to take swings in the batting cage Saturday morning, and the A’s outfielder expected to be available off the bench for an afternoon game against the G