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A's take closer Andrew Bailey off DL

Updated: May 29, 2011, 8:45 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics activated reliever Andrew Bailey from the disabled list and used the two-time All-Star for one inning Sunday but plan to ease him back into the closer's role.

Bailey, who had been out since March 30 with a strained right forearm, pitched a scoreless seventh inning during the A's 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander threw 14 pitches, nine for strikes.

"I thought he looked good," Oakland manager Bob Geren said. "I thought ...

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