A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will remain in left field, Melvin said on Saturday. Cespedes, a natural center fielder, misplayed a crucial line drive in Friday night's loss, but Melvin said he still wasn't planning on flip-flopping Cespedes and current center fielder Coco Crisp for the second time this season. "I don't even want to go down that road," he said. "This is where we are right now. Anything's possible in the game, but I don't want to open this up and say the possibility is for him to go back to center field. This is the way we're going to play it." Rangers: Feliz to throw in Chicago
Rangers righty Neftali Feliz isn't eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list until July 18, but he'll be back on the bullpen mound sooner than that. When the Rangers travel to Chicago this week, the rehabbing Feliz said he plans to throw from a mound for the the first time in seven weeks. He was placed on the DL on May 21 with right elbow inflammation. "Every day I'm working a lot. I'm feeling better and better," Feliz said. "I'll try to go to Chicago and throw a bullpen. I don't know what day it is, but I'm going to throw a bullpen in Chicago." Feliz said the Rangers haven't yet told him whether he'll be a starter or reliever when he returns. Josh Hamilton's home run on Saturday night made him the fastest to 25 homers in Rangers history. Worth noting
Cespedes is now hitting .542 with three doubles a triple and a homer in seven games against the Rangers. With a win, the A's would even the season series between the two clubs at five games apiece. Blackley has picked off four baserunners this season, tying Toronto's Ricky Romero for the AL lead.