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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Athletics activate Braden from DL

Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics have activated left-hander Dallas Braden from the 15-day disabled list and optioned lefty Cedrick Bowers to Triple-A Sacramento.

Braden was activated in time to start against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. He had been out since June 23 with tendinitis in his left elbow.

Braden is looking for his first win since throwing a perfect game against Tampa Bay on May 9. He is 0-5 with a 4.31 ERA in eight starts since then.

Bowers was 0-1 with a 4.85 ERA in 13 relief appearances over two stints with Oakland.