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After missing 88 games, Royals' Sweeney comes off DL

Updated: August 8, 2006, 8:00 PM ET
Associated Press

Sweeney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Sweeney was activated from the 60-day disabled list by the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday before they opened a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox.

Sweeney, a .302 career hitter, had not played since May 1. He missed 88 games with a bulging disc in his back. The five-time All-Star batted .314 with four homers, three doubles, 10 RBI and eight walks in 11 games during a rehabilitation stint with three Royals farm clubs.

"I had a great time ...

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