Worth noting

• It wasn't until he watched the replay did Melvin realize just how incredible Josh Reddick's catch of Michael Morse's near homer was on Wednesday.

"You know what? When I saw it on the replay, I couldn't believe it," Melvin said Thursday morning. "You just expect, if the ball's semi-close to staying in the park, he's gonna catch it. But I didn't realize how good a play that was. That first one, I don't know that you see that again. That's how good it was.

"It was one of the best catches I've ever seen, based on the angle, based on him having his back completely turned, and it wasn't like it was right over his head, too. He had to move at an angle at the last minute, and it's getting the play it deserves today. ... Superlatives across the board."

John Jaso, who was hit by a pitch near his right elbow on Wednesday, will remain out of games until at least Saturday, Melvin said. The A's want to be cautious with the catcher.

• Reliever Ryan Cook, on the mend from shoulder inflammation, threw from flat ground on Thursday without any issues, putting him on track to throw his first bullpen of the spring early next week.

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