A’s vs. Angels: Pregame notes

It’s Day 2 of Cactus League action. Dallas Braden’s on the mound against Joel Pineiro and the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium, and Hideki Matsui is making his spring debut against his former team. Here’s your A’s lineup:

Ellis, 2B
Suzuki, C
Matsui, DH
Jackson, 1B
Kouzmanoff, 3B
Carson, RF
Carter, LF
Taylor, CF
Tolleson, SS

Also scheduled to pitch: Brandon McCarthy, Guillermo Moscoso, Joe Bateman, Gabe DeHoyos, Trystan Magnuson, Vinnie Chulk, Willie Eyre, Jerry Blevins

Notes: David DeJesus is feeling better and could potentially be in the lineup for tomorrow’s home opener at Phoenix Muni. He’ll take part in light batting practice today but will stay away from running drills and take it easy. … Michael Wuertz is slated to throw a bullpen session off the mound Thursday. Between now and then, he’ll continue building up arm strength after missing a few days because of a sore shoulder. … Rich Harden will start throwing again toward the end of the week, Geren said this morning. Friday is a possibility, but nothing is set in stone. “We don’t want to make the mistake of rushing him,” Geren said. … The A’s will continue to also take it slow with Craig Breslow, who took on a major workload last year. The lefty was a little tender last week, but not to the point of concern. … Andrew Bailey will also be held out of games for at least five to seven days, as he eases his way back into live action. … Geren said Conor Jackson would see some time at first this spring, and he’s in there today. How much time he gets there during the season will depend on Daric Barton’s status. Barton played in 159 games last year, so he’ll be there on a daily basis unless injured or ill.

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