Worth noting

• The A's left Arizona with 31 players still in camp. Melvin will have to make six cuts before Monday's opener. The final spot on the bench and in the bullpen are still up for grabs.

"Any time you leave here and still have cuts to make, those are the hardest ones to make," Melvin said.

• Reliever Ryan Cook (right shoulder) and outfielder Craig Gentry (back), both on the 15-day disabled list, will remain in Arizona to continue their rehab. Both will play in a Minor League game Friday.

Nick Punto, nursing a tight left hamstring, likely won't play Thursday in the opener of the Bay Bridge Series at AT&T Park. Punto probably will play in Friday's game, Melvin said.

Chris Gabel and Jane Lee are reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.