"We'll get him out on a rehab assignment and see how many games that will take," A's manager Bob Melvin said before Wednesday's game. "You like to bring a guy up when he's playing well. When we get back from the road trip we'll see how he's doing."
The A's begin a six-game road trip on Friday and return for their next homestand on April 25. Injured outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has been running and throwing, but he's still not swinging a bat until his left hand feels better.
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