• Reliever Eric O'Flaherty, who is nine months removed from Tommy John surgery, has progressed to long toss but isn't expected to get into any spring games, Melvin said. The A's are anticipating a midseason return for the left-hander.
• Josh Reddick, Brandon Moss and Michael Taylor were among the newest early arrivals in camp Saturday. Craig Gentry, Josh Donaldson and Daric Barton were already in camp, and all position players are due to join them by Wednesday.
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