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Bartolo Colon activated from DL

Updated: July 11, 2012, 1:51 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics activated right-hander Bartolo Colon from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Colon (6-7), set for his 16th start of the season, went on the DL on June 23, retroactive to June 18, with a strained right oblique muscle. To clear roster room, Oakland designated for assignment struggling reliever Brian Fuentes. Manager Bob Melvin appreciated Fuentes' professionalism handling the news Tuesday.

"It was just ...

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