Shin-Soo Choo launched a solo homer and drew a pair of walks versus the Giants Thursday.
He took Ryan Vogelsong deep with an opposite-field shot in the third inning. Soreness in Choo's left elbow is limiting him to DH duty for the time being, but there's clearly nothing wrong with his bat. He should return to playing the field before long.
A.J. Griffin was touched up for five runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 frames versus the Rockies Thursday.
Both Wilin Rosario and Tim Wheeler took Griffin deep. The A's right-hander has been roughed up this spring, allowing 10 runs on 19 hits over 8 2/3 innings. It's not overly concerning at this point, but it would be nice to see Griffin take some strides his next time out.