• Gray was seen with ice wrapped around his right ankle Tuesday, a day after taking a liner to his leg, but Melvin assured the pitcher "is fine."
• Outfielder Craig Gentry, eligible to come back from the disabled list Saturday, will be held out of game action for a few days while attending to his pregnant wife, Jordan, who was to be induced in the Bay Area soon. The baby, a girl to be named Emma, is the first for the couple.
• Though the A's have dropped 10 consecutive Opening Day contests, they've come back to win their second game in six of the previous nine seasons.
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