Josh Reddick led the A's in home runs (32) and strikeouts (151) last season. He said he would often try to hit a home run with two strikes.
Brandon Moss was a big surprise for the A's last year. He hit 21 homers in just 84 games while platooning at first base.
Associated Press file 2012
Chris Young will see plenty of action this season platooning in the outfield or filling the designated-hitter spot in Oakland's lineup.
Ben Margot Associated Press A's catcher Derek Norris waits for the ball as Toronto's Rajai Davis slides to score on a sacrifice bunt by Anthony Gose in the first inning at the Coliseum. The Blue Jays trailed 4-1 after three innings but scored two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to lead 6-4.
A's catcher John Jaso blocks a pitch Thursday. Jaso will be catching new candidates for the closer role in case Grant Balfour isn't ready. Balfour had knee surgery Thursday.
Brett Anderson faced just two hitters before being injured covering third base on Sunday.
Marcio Jose Sanchez Associated Press Oakland's Jarrod Parker pitched two shutout innings in his first start since Game 5 of the American League Division Series.
Starter Tommy Milone pitches the A's third shutout against the Indians this season and second in this series. Milone allowed seven hits in six innings, struck out five and walked one for his 11th win.
Steve Ruark Associated Press file, 2012 Bartolo Colon became the latest in a line of failed doping tests linked to players from baseball's Caribbean feeder nations.