• Abreu leads the Majors with 10 homers and has set a rookie record for RBIs in April with 31, passing Albert Pujols. Abreu credited Pujols for giving him sound advice during Spring Training, and Pujols told his teammates earlier this season that Abreu is his pick to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award.
• David Freese started at designated hitter on Sunday, with Ian Stewart getting the nod at third base, and the left-handed-hitting Raul Ibanez sitting against right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Scioscia said Ibanez was "a little under the weather, not feeling well."
• Infielder Grant Green has played a game in left field at Salt Lake and is expected to get more time there in the future "to get some versatility," Scioscia said. Green spent a good chunk of the 2011 and '12 seasons playing center field and left field in the A's system.
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