Worth noting

Worth noting

• A's manager Bob Melvin said that utility man Josh Donaldson will probably start Sunday's game in Arizona at catcher to give regular backstop Kurt Suzuki a break. Donaldson, hitting .148 for the season, filled in at third when Brandon Inge was on the disabled list, but hasn't received much playing time since Inge returned.

• Oakland's starting pitchers have been taking batting practice in recent days to prepare to hit during the upcoming games in National League parks. Melvin reported that right-hander Jarrod Parker and left-hander Tommy Milone, in particular, have looked good while swinging the bat.