• John Jaso, originally in Friday's lineup batting second at designated hitter, was scratched a few hours before game time because of general body tightness caused by playing on the artificial turf in Tampa.
In order to assure his readiness for a Saturday start behind the plate at Rogers Centre, which also has an artificial playing surface, the A's took the cautious route with Jaso and rested him, instead giving Kyle Blanks the start at DH in the ninth spot.
"We just want to make sure he's 100 percent," said Hale. "We don't think it's anything that will last longer than tonight, and he'll be ready tomorrow."
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