Melvin implied that he wouldn't be surprised if MLB expanded replay to include foul-tip calls at home plate given the league's in-season amending of the transfer rule.
• Right fielder Josh Reddick, rehabbing a hyperextended right knee, went 4-for-5 with two doubles for Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday night. He could rejoin the A's as early as Tuesday in New York.
• Catcher Derek Norris (bruised left forearm) was back in the starting lineup on Sunday after exiting Friday's game when he was struck by a foul tip.
"He could have played [Saturday], at least hit," Melvin said.
• Vogt started again in right field on Sunday, partly because Melvin wanted to rest Brandon Moss, who was available off of the bench.
"Brandon Moss hasn't had a day off in a long time," the skipper said. "He's had a long stretch, and Stephen's been swinging the bat well."
• Center fielder Coco Crisp, the late-inning hero of the wins on Friday and Saturday, was also on the bench Sunday. Melvin revealed that his leadoff hitter was feeling under the weather on Saturday. Then he stroked a walk-off single in the 10th inning.
"I'm sure it's very unpopular that he's not in the lineup on 'Coco Gnome Day,'" Melvin said. "Sometimes that's the way it goes."
• Crisp went out of his way to compliment reserve infielder Nick Punto for his 10th-inning sacrifice bunt that pushed Alberto Callaspo to second before Crisp's big hit.
"I wish there were assists in this game," he said. "That would definitely be one heck of an assist right there."
• A's starting pitchers started taking batting practice this weekend. Three of Melvin's five hurlers caught his eye: "Tommy Milone is a guy that has a track record; Sonny Gray thinks that he has quite the chance to be successful; Kazmir [is] a little sneaky, so we'll see."
• The A's participated in a bowling tournament after the game on Saturday night. Norris was seen brandishing a second-place trophy in the clubhouse. Melvin estimated that his catcher, who has come up just short of 300-games in the past, bowled a "260-something." Pitching coach Curt Young was also complimented for his abilities between the lanes.