"We'll give him these days," Melvin said, "and make sure we get it completely taken care of."
• Oakland's 2012 first-round Draft pick, right-hander Sonny Gray, pitched two innings in Monday's affair with the Indians. He gave up a two-run homer to former A's player Matt Carson and walked a batter in his spring debut.
"He was maybe just a little jumpy," Melvin said. "Good stuff, though. Probably didn't throw it where he wanted to throw it today, but you can see the stuff. Once he harnesses his mechanics and throws the ball over the plate consistently, he's going to be good."
Gray, 23, is slated to start the season at Triple-A Sacramento.