• Leadoff man and starting center fielder Coco Crisp received a scheduled day off Wednesday as he tries to rest the sore ribs he hurt on Monday while diving for a fly ball.
"He actually feels a little better today than I originally thought," Melvin said. "He was a little sore yesterday, but he was able to play. With the quick turnover, it's probably prudent to give him all the way until tomorrow, at least to start. Doesn't mean he's not an in-game option at some point."
• Even though Brandon Moss has a driven in a team-high 16 runs this season, he was on the bench against lefty Martin Perez on Wednesday, as Daric Barton made his 10th start of the year.
"We here try to get everybody involved," Melvin said. "You don't want a particular guy sitting too long, yet with two pitchers with the ERAs that they have, defense could be important today. … We always have Moss in a pinch-hit situation, a potential leverage situation. It's quite a luxury to have coming off the bench."
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