• Melvin has taken a beating from batting practice opponent Cespedes in recent days. On Friday, the slugger took it to a whole new level, taking Melvin deep with a donut on his bat. As for his final home run, well "that was borderline taunting," Melvin joked.
"It was like Babe Ruth calling his shot," he said.
• In exchange for letting the D-backs use the A's facilities on Thursday, Melvin negotiated and got them to let him use a DH for a game at Arizona this spring.