Worth noting

Worth noting

• Brandon Inge, nursing a tight right groin, was held out of the A's lineup for a third straight day on Tuesday. However, Inge said he was "close" to a return, and Melvin noted the third baseman will likely be back in action by Thursday at the latest.

• Yoenis Cespedes, on the DL with a strained muscle in his left hand, is participating in all baseball activities back in the Bay Area except swinging the bat. Melvin said there is no timeline on when he'll resume swinging.