• Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf, who left Thursday's game against the Braves with back spasms, is feeling "much better," but remains day to day, according to Williams. The club has yet to determine when he can throw a bullpen session before progressing back to game action.
• Lefty Jerry Blevins threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Astros on Friday, something Williams said could happen during the season as well. With the A's last year, Blevins recorded more than three outs in 14 of his 67 appearances and went at least two innings on five occasions.
"He's going to be asked at some point during the season to go an inning and a third, get out of one and come back for the next, depending on what [the opponent's] lineup is," Williams said. "He's just doing what he does. That may happen, may happen a lot, so we need to be prepared for that."
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