• The A's reinstated infielder Jake Elmore (strained left quad) from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Sacramento.
• Catcher Derek Norris has been nicked by several backswings recently, and while he does not plan on changing his positioning, some recent incidents have been a bit concerning.
"I get tipped on the glove all the time, that's fine," he said. "But when you're getting backswings in the head and the neck and the shoulder blade, that's maybe something."
Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.