Worth noting

• A's closer Grant Balfour threw his second bullpen Monday since undergoing minor knee surgery. The right-hander is still hopeful he'll be able to see a week or two of game action before the regular season begins.

• A's right-handed prospect Michael Ynoa, behind other pitchers because of a February bout with chicken pox, will throw to hitters Tuesday for the first time since arriving in camp.

• A's lefty Sean Doolittle made quick work of his second spring outing, striking out the side in the fourth inning Monday. Fellow setup man Ryan Cook had more trouble getting outs, allowing one walk and four hits in his one inning of work, including a three-run homer to Vernon Wells.

Right-hander Chris Resop, meanwhile, struck out both batters he faced and has yet to allow a run through three appearances.

• Non-roster catcher Ryan Ortiz was the last A's player to get an at-bat this spring, and he made the most of that plate appearance on Monday, notching a pinch-hit single.