• Lefty Drew Pomeranz, on the mend from an infection caused by an ingrown leg hair that had to be lanced, threw his first bullpen in front of A's coaches.
"The ball screams out of his hand," said Melvin. "Obviously he has plus-velocity. Nice just to get a first look at a guy, and there's definitely a lot of upside."
Melvin said Pomeranz will be stretched out this spring, as the A's eye to keep him in a starting role, despite a brief relief stint with the Rockies last year.
• Wednesday marks the final day of workouts designed strictly for pitchers and catchers. A's position players report Wednesday and will take their physicals in advance of Thursday's first full-squad workout. Most have already been working in the cages at Phoenix Municipal Stadium this week, including Josh Reddick, Josh Donaldson, Coco Crisp and Brandon Moss.
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