Billy Burns went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and two stolen bases Thursday against the Tigers.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said the club might want to get Chris Bassitt "checked out" due to a drop in velocity.
Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is scheduled to throw four innings at High-A Stockton on Saturday.
Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a triple in Wednesday's 9-4 loss to the Tigers.
Sonny Gray was lifted after just two ineffective innings on Wednesday against the Tigers, getting torched for four runs on two hits and four walks.
Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) threw off flat ground on Wednesday.
Jesse Hahn will not join the A's rotation this week because he is dealing with a blister.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the Athletics are calling up pitching prospect Sean Manaea to start Friday night against the Astros.
Athletics optioned RHP Andrew Triggs to Triple-A Nashville.
Athletics purchased the contract of 1B/OF/C Matt McBride from Triple-A Nashville.
Athletics transferred LHP Felix Doubront from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Jed Lowrie (calf) went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.
Rich Hill was fantastic Tuesday, spinning seven shutout innings while recording eight strikeouts in a 5-1 victory over the Tigers.
Marcus Semien smacked a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.
Danny Valencia (hamstring) hit off a tee Monday.