Worth noting

• Outfielder Josh Reddick (sprained right wrist) has begun swinging the bat with no setbacks. He is eligible to come off the disabled list in time to join the A's in Houston on May 24.

• Shortstop Hiro Nakajima has been on a rehab assignment with the Sacramento River Cats since May 3. The A's are pleased with his progress defensively and would like him to gain some consistency in his offense before making a decision on him.

• American ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich was honored before Saturday's game and was given an autographed baseball, signed by the entire team.

Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.