OAKLAND -- Ryan Cook will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, after which the A's will evaluate the status of their reliever.

Cook, out since May 8 with a right forearm strain, is already eligible to come off the disabled list.

"After tomorrow, we'll see where Cook is as far as when his next bullpen would be," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "He'd probably need a couple of those before he could potentially pitch in a game."

  • Infielder Nick Punto and catcher John Jaso are available off the bench for Monday's homestand opener against the Detroit Tigers, although Melvin would prefer to stay away from Punto.

    Punto has a strained left calf and Melvin said he's targeting a start for him in the next couple of days.

    Jaso didn't play the field as the A's were swept in three games by the Toronto Blue Jays -- he had only a pinch-hit at-bat Sunday -- but Melvin said he could use him behind the plate Monday if needed and plans to start him Tuesday.

  • Eric O'Flaherty, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, will pitch another simulated game Thursday, the same day he becomes eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list.

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