OAKLAND -- With A's infielder Alberto Callaspo out for at least the weekend on paternity leave, Oakland promoted infielder Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento.
Parrino, who was hitting .344 with the River Cats, was supposed to be on the bench Friday night, but second baseman Nick Punto was scratched from the original starting lineup and Parrino was given the start.
The A's lost Parrino to a waiver claim by the Texas Rangers on March 3, and he spent the rest of the spring and the first three weeks of the season in the Texas organization. In April, the Rangers put Parrino on waivers and he was claimed by Oakland and assigned to Sacramento.
A's manager Bob Melvin said Punto and fellow second baseman Eric Sogard were "a little banged up." Sogard took a foul ball off his elbow this week in Anaheim and while he could have started Friday, "another day off would serve him well."
Melvin said Reddick came through the session with "it all feeling good," but the manager wasn't sure what was ahead for Reddick, who is eligible to come off the disabled list Monday when the Rangers come to town.
"It's a progression," Melvin said.
Current Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson, who has been leading the AL All-Star voting at third base, said there would be no greater honor than to be starting at third with Jeter starting at shortstop in an All-Star Game next month in Minneapolis.
And Giants pitcher Tim Hudson, who began his career with the A's, talked to this newspaper's Alex Pavlovic about Jeter's play in Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division Series. Jeter's flip play caught Jeremy Giambi at the plate, preserving a 1-0 New York win.
Hudson, who beat the Yankees in Game 2 of the series in New York, said the play haunts him still.
"Every time I see that play, I keep yelling at the screen for Jeremy to slide, and he never does," Hudson said. "He never slides, as much as I scream."
Oakland did say that right-handed pitcher Daniel Gossett, the No. 2 pick from Clemson, right-handed pitcher Branden Kelliher, left-handed pitcher Mike Fagan and righty pitcher Corey Miller had agreed to contracts. Gossett went 7-2 with a 1.93 ERA in 15 starts for Clemson, striking out 107 in 107¿1/3 innings.
Other signings: RHP Joel Seddon (11th round), 2B Max Kuhn (13th), 3B Jose Brizuela (16th), LHP Michael Nolan (18th), RHP Koby Guana (20th), RHP Brendan McCurry (22nd), RHP Dawson Brown (24th), RHP Rob Huber (26th), CF J.P. Sportman (27th), RHP Corey Walter (28th), LHP Cody Stull (29th), LHP Derek Beasley (30th) and 1B John Nogowski (34th).
Gossett went 7-2 with a 1.93 ERA in 15 starts for Clemson, striking out 107 in 107.1 innings.