Erik Kratz was pegged as the team's second catcher, even after the team acquired Drew Butera from the Angels. With Kratz currently on the DL, Butera has done well in his place, posting a .218 average with four runs scored this season. Manager Ned Yost will answer when he has Kratz available.
"I'm not going to answer those questions until Kratzie comes off the rehab," Yost said. "We'll make a determination then and do it like we always do. We'll get together as an organization and plot it out.
"Right now, we got two really good options and we have to decide the best option."
Yost really likes the defense Kratz brings to the plate.
"Butera's defense is really good. Kratzie's offensive capabilities, mostly his power, is very, very good," Yost said. "Butera's offense is good and he understands situations to do what you want your backup catcher to do -- he can bunt, go the other way, move runners. You got a runner on third base and [Butera] will find a way to get him in."
Hayes will be moved in order to make room for Yan Gomes, who is expected to be activated on Sunday from the disabled list. Hayes is hitting .156 with three home runs and six RBI in 32 at-bats this season.
Not that Perez has been cold - quite the contrary. His effort against the Cardinals extended his hitting streak to eight. He is batting .400 during that stretch (10-for-25) with four doubles and a home run. He pushed his average over .300 for the first time in two weeks in the process.
Ianetta's home run was just his second long-ball of the season, but it came in a solid 1 for 3 performance with two walks and three RBI.
Ianetta is hitting .172/.263/.276 with two home runs and nine RBI in 87 at-bats this season.
Vogt broke out of his slump Friday night with two hits, including a home run. It ended a 2-for-17 slide and was his first milti-hit game in two weeks.
Vogt, who leads the team with 31 RBI, has six home runs and 16 RBI in May, which are both career highs for a single month.
"Stephen has had a terrific year to this point. No question. You look at his production numbers [.309 batting average, 10 home runs, 31 RBI] and they're right up there with the league leaders," A's manager Bob Melvin said, per MLB.com.
"I feel pretty good to play," he told masnsports.com. "The last few games I've gone out there and played, the feelings of being able to get back in a big league game are there. It's not quite back to where it was yet, but it feels good enough to get back playing at this level."
Wieters added that his arm strength is getting better daily.
He is set to begin his rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie on Tuesday.
Newly-acquired catcher Welington Castillo will make his second start of the season -- this time as a designated hitter. He remains in the sixth-hole.
Seattle is favored (-149) against Marco Estrada and the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, per VegasInsider.com.
Kratz played all nine innings at catcher in the game in addition to driving in two runs. He's working his way back from a foot injury.
The White Sox were on the precipice of getting shut out before Flowers launched a ninth-inning home run to put his team on the board. Still, it was the third straight loss for the White Sox against their division rivals.
Flowers has hit .207/.253/.329 with two home runs and nine RBI in 82 at-bats.