• With the addition of Norris on Thursday, the A's now have 33 players on the active roster. They've used 44 players total this year, which is the first time they've used fewer than 48 at this point in the season since 2006 (40).
• Stephen Vogt entered Thursday's contest riding a career-high seven-game hitting streak. He's 9-for-26 (.346) in that span, after going just 1-for-16 in his previous seven games.
Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.