Pitcher Justin Duchscherer said his left hand, the one that caught a bit of the comebacker hit by Max Stassi during yesterday’s 30-pitch session, is fine. No pain. Manager Bob Geren said Duchscherer and Dallas Braden will each throw Tuesday against minor league hitters at the A’s Papago Park facility. The A’s have that day off, but minor league camp has started and it’s Braden’s turn in the rotation. Assuming things go well for Duchscherer, he’ll pitch in his first Cactus league game four or five days later.
Geren said outfielder Coco Crisp (left hamstring strain) won’t do anything on the field today, but will resume a throwing program Sunday. There’s no date for him to start running.
Eric Chavez said he’s feeling good, and he’ll start today’s split squad game at first base at Municipal Stadium against San Diego.
The A’s lineups –
Vs. San Francisco — Ellis 2B, Barton 1B, Sweeney DH, Kouzmanoff 3B, Gross RF, Taylor LF, Brown CF, Powell C, Pennington SS, G. Gonzalez P
Vs. San Diego — Davis CF, Patterson LF, Chavez 1B, Cust DH, Fox 3B, Buck RF, Rosales SS, Donaldson C, Petit 2B, Mortensen P.