Melvin hopes Gio exits All-Star Game rested

Melvin hopes Gio exits All-Star Game rested

ARLINGTON -- Oakland manager Bob Melvin said that he hopes that A's lone All-Star, Gio Gonzalez, pitches one inning in the game to keep his innings down and to stay fresh when he returns from break.

Melvin also says that the All-Star outing may be a factor in deciding the timing of Gonzalez's next start coming out of the break.

"I will probably address (the rotation) on the last day here," Melvin said. "Certainly Gio factors in with how much he pitches in the All-Star Game. We'd like to see it at an inning, but it would be easier to forecast."