The A's open a three-game home set with the Tigers.
Manager Bob Melvin has issued his lineup card for Friday's game.
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence continues to miss time dealing with a hamstring issue while Brandon Belt's sprained ankle has him taking a seat vs. the Rockies.
The A's activated catcher Josh Phegley from the 15-day disabled list Friday and optioned Matt McBride to Triple-A Nashville.
According to the wife of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, not even a fastball to the face can keep her husband away from the ballpark for very long.