A’s split-squad lineups for today; Andrew Bailey likely to pitch Sunday or Monday

A quick update before I head out to Surprise, Ariz., to watch an A’s split-squad team play the Rangers. Besides Tucson, this is the longest road trip in the Cactus League. Surprise is way out on the west side of the Phoenix metropolitan area. If I hit the California border, I know I’ve gone too far …

Lineup vs. Rangers
Davis CF
Barton 1B
Sweeney RF
Cust DH
Fox 3B
Gross LF
Rosales SS
Recker C
Tolleson 2B

Mazzaro P

Lineup vs. Cubs in Mesa:
Crisp CF
Patterson 2B
Chavez 1B
Kouzmanoff 3B
Buck RF
Taylor LF
Powell C
Pennington SS

Braden P

–As for other news, Andrew Bailey is throwing off the mound today and Bob Geren says he’s on track to appear in a game Sunday or Monday. Craig Breslow is pitching in an intrasquad game as I write. No word yet on when Joey Devine might get back on the mound since coming down w/forearm tendinitis. But he’s doing well in his throwing program, Geren says.

Time to hit the road …

Joe Stiglich