• Jed Lowrie, acquired from Houston earlier this month, made his unofficial A's debut on Sunday, drawing the start at shortstop. Lowrie went 0-for-2 with a walk and made a handful of nice plays in the field, but was also charged with an error on a dropped popup in a gust of wind.
"It kept blowing out to right-center and that's one of those ones I gotta know where the wind is blowing and get around it," Lowrie said. "I had to run a long way, but it shouldn't matter."
Still, Lowrie was otherwise pleased with his Cactus League debut, saying, "I think it's a good place to build off of." He'll start at second base on Monday for a home game against the Indians, as he continues to see time at all four infield spots this spring.
• The A's 2012 first-round Draft pick, 19-year-old shortstop Addison Russell, made his Cactus League debut Sunday as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning and, after flying out to right field, remained in the game at designated hitter and notched a double in the eighth. He scored on top outfield prospect Michael Choice's second hit of the day.