Being that we’re in the third inning at U.S. Cellular Field, I’d say this post is coming to you a little late. So just a couple quick tidbits:
–Ryan Sweeney’s left knee is sore after his collision w/the center field while making a catch last night. Rajai Davis got the start in center tonight, but manager Bob Geren said Sweeney probably would have sat anyway against White Sox lefty Clayton Richard.
One of the funnier things I’ve seen this season: Before batting practice, somebody went out to the center field wall and used white tape to trace an outline of a player wearing #15 — poking fun at the fact that Sweeney practically embedded himself into the padding. Sweeney played for Chicago before coming to the A’s, and word was that somebody from the Sox clubhouse was responsible. A probable suspect would be outfielder Brian Anderson, a good buddy of Sweeney’s.
–Second baseman Mark Ellis said his left calf is feeling great, and he’s likely to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton on June 16. After a couple games there, he would finish out with Triple-A Sacramento until he’s eligible to come off the 60-day DL on June 28. No way that Adam Kennedy comes out of the lineup the way he’s been playing, so the A’s may have to get creative if they want Ellis playing too. Geren mentioned that Kennedy has been taking grounders all over the infield. “Adam is up for playing anywhere,” Geren said.
A’s and Sox tied 2-2 in the third …