Worth noting

Worth noting

• Melvin said that outfielder Colin Cowgill is progressing and is getting close to going on a rehab assignment. Cowgill, who's been out since June 23 with a sprained left ankle, is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

• The A's entered Friday's game against the Mariners having not yet beaten Seattle at home this season. Oakland is 0-2 at the Coliseum and 4-6 overall.