• Nate Freiman, the only rookie on the roster who was with the team on Opening Day, wasn't with the A's until he was claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros on March 23.
• Left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins has yet to allow a run in seven appearances (6 1/3 innings).
• Shortstop Jed Lowrie was given a scheduled day off.
"The guy has played every inning of every game," Melvin said. "It's prudent to give him a day off."
Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.