Worth noting

• A's reliever Fernando Rodriguez, who underwent Tommy John surgery last week, will remain with the team in the Bay Area throughout the season as he begins what's expected to be a year-long rehab process.

Though limited in activity at the ballpark right now, the right-handed Rodriguez is keeping busy at home in nearby Walnut Creek thanks to his four-month-old son. "That really helps," he said.

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