Norris then will have a few days to rest before he's eligible to return from the disabled list on Thursday. The A's will then have three catchers -- Norris, Kurt Suzuki and Stephen Vogt -- on their active roster, which could provide additional options for Melvin behind the plate. Norris and Suzuki both bat right-handed, while Vogt bats lefty, and all have solid rapports with the pitching staff.
Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.