• Michael Ynoa, Oakland's 21-year old pitching prospect, is expected to travel from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and join the team Thursday, manager Bob Melvin said. Since Ynoa is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, there is no timetable to get him into a game. "You don't want to rush a guy like that, especially with his injury history," Melvin said. "We will play it by ear every time we see him."
• Less than a week after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, closer Grant Balfour was expected to play catch Tuesday. Balfour had surgery Thursday and was rehabbing Friday. The right-handed is expected to miss four to six weeks.
• Josh Reddick turned 26 on Tuesday.