Hahn gave up seven runs (five earned) with eight hits - including two home runs - in Saturday's spring start. He's unlikely to win a spot in the starting rotation since his schedule doesn't coincide with the rest of the A's starters, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Alonso, who went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI, a walk and three runs in Thursday's 15-5 Cactus League win over the Brewers, is showing significant improvement at the plate this spring, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports. "He's had a great approach from the minute he got here," manager Bob Melvin said. "He and Bushy (hitting coach Darren Bush) had a plan. He's using the whole field a little bit more, which keeps him on breaking balls, which allows him to track fastballs a little bit more. He's hit a couple balls good to left-center as well."
Lowrie, who faces an imminent challenge from promising prospect Franklin Barreto despite the latter's recent return to the minors, feels confident in his ability to hang on to his second base job for the duration of the season, John Hickey of The East Bay Times reports. "To get here, I had to perform," he said. "It's not any different now. The game doesn't change. I know I can help a team win, and it doesn't matter if it's here or somewhere else. That's what I do. I find a way to help teams win."