• Brandon Inge, who went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk as designated hitter in his first rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, is scheduled to play five innings at third base for the River Cats on Friday. If all goes well, he'll play nine on Saturday.
The A's have an off-day Sunday and could choose to bring Inge (right shoulder) back as soon as Monday for the start of a four-game series in Cleveland.
• Jonny Gomes, who got the start at designated hitter on Friday, entered the day having hit safely in each of his seven career games against his former Rays team (9-for-25). Gomes is hitting .280 with six home runs and 14 RBIs in 22 games since the All-Star break.