By Joe Stiglich
Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at 3:36 pm in 2011 regular season.
We had a bit of pregame A’s news at Tropicana Field. Conor Jackson is out with a “tweak” in the right side of his back, according to manager Bob Melvin. Adam Rosales is playing first base tonight. Jackson hurt his back while taking a swing in his final at-bat Friday, but it doesn’t appear serious. He’s listed as day-to-day. Initially, Melvin said he assumed Jackson wouldn’t be available until the Toronto series, which starts Tuesday. But there’s an outside chance Jackson could play Sunday.
A’s – Weeks 2B, Crisp CF, Matsui LF, Willingham DH, DeJesus RF, Pennington SS, Sizemore 3B, Suzuki C, Rosales 1B; McCarthy RHP.
Rays – Jennings LF, Damon DH, Longoria 3B, Zobrist 2B, Kotchman 1B, Upton CF, Joyce RF, Chirinos C, Rodriguez SS; Cobb RHP.