"If you saw him run from second to home yesterday, it was a pretty good clip," Melvin said. "Hopefully he's that much further along today. If he can get in the outfield, then I can DH somebody else and use a little bit more of the roster."
Josh Reddick slid down to bat eighth in the lineup despite four hits Sunday. Melvin said it shows how deep the Athletics are offensively right now.
"Would it surprise me if Josh Reddick ended up at the top of the lineup somehow? Absolutely not," Melvin said. "After getting four hits, it's tough to be demoted in the lineup, but I think our guys know by now don't look too much in the lineup because it could change the next day."
Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.