Worth noting

• Blanks, eligible to be reinstated from the DL on July 8, is hitting and playing catch but not yet running.

• The A's are slated to face right-handers Anibal Sanchez, Rick Porcello and Justin Verlander during a three-game set in Detroit beginning Monday. They'll counter with Scott Kazmir, Brad Mills and Jesse Chavez, respectively.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.