Derek Norris (back) remains unavailable for the next few days.
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Norris has been sidelined since Friday due to back tightness, but it's not a major concern. The 25-year-old backstop should get the majority of the at-bats behind the plate for Oakland this season and makes for a decent sleeper in two-catcher mixed fantasy leagues.
Mike Olt (shoulder) is getting closer to playing third base.
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Olt has been bothered by shoulder soreness this spring, but he is beginning to make progress. "I've thrown there the last couple of days," said Olt. "My velocity is right where it needs to be." The 24-year-old figures to begin the season in the minors, but it might not take long for him to replace Luis Valbuena if he gets off to a quick start with the bat.