Worth noting

• Melvin was extremely complimentary of opposing manager Matt Williams in advance of their three-game set in Oakland on Friday.

Williams, in his first year managing, played with Melvin in San Francisco in 1987-88. They also coached together in Arizona.

"He was always a guy that got a lot of respect from his teammates, is all about competition and winning," said Melvin. "He exudes that. We've done quite a few tours together, and a guy that has always had that kind of drive and that winning personality. It was just a matter of time after he got going that he would get a job like this."

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.