Larish enjoying everyday chance with A's

Larish enjoying everyday chance with A's

OAKLAND -- While Jeff Larish barely got off the bench in his first stint with the A's, he's barely been out of the lineup since returning to Oakland for his second go-round.

Larish started in left field, batting sixth, for Sunday's series finale against the Angels, marking the 10th time in 13 games Larish has been in the starting lineup. After playing exclusively at first base and third base for his five-plus professional seasons, Larish has started six of the past eight contests in left field.

"I feel pretty comfortable out there now," Larish said. "It was just a matter of getting that first game under the belt because I haven't been out there in a while. But I haven't got a missile hit at me yet, so we'll see what happens. The ball's kind of snaking and shooting up [now with Oakland's field being used for football]."

As Oakland manager Bob Geren pointed out before Sunday's game, Larish has reached base safely in eight of nine games during his second stint.

"It's nice get the opportunity to play every day," Larish said. "I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts."

A's catcher Kurt Suzuki received a day off Sunday, his first full day of rest since Aug. 22.