Graveman (illness) was scratched from Wednesday's major league spring start against the Cubs and instead faced minor-leaguers at A's camp at Hohokam Park, Jack Thompson of the East Bay Times reports. "He was sick yesterday," manager Bob Melvin said before Wednesday's game. "He's better today, but it was going to be a shorter day for him anyway. Based on the fact he didn't feel great it's better for us to monitor his innings."
Vesey will be relegated to the bench for Friday's game against the Penguins, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. The rookie "had (an) off night in San Jose, and that's being polite," coach Alain Vigneault said.