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08/28/2008 7:50 PM ET
A's reinstate Ryan Sweeney from DL; Option Carlos Gonzalez to Sacramento
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's today reinstated outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to Triple-A Sacramento.

Sweeney was placed on the DL on August 13 with a sprained right thumb and went 0-for-3 with two walks in a one-game rehab assignment with the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League. It was his second stint on the DL this year as he was also on from May 29 to June 12 with a left toe contusion. Sweeney is batting .287 with four home runs and 37 RBIs in 88 games with the A's and ranks fourth among American League rookies in batting average. He is batting .211 in August after hitting .312 in July.

Gonzalez was batting .240 with four home runs and 23 RBIs in 77 games with the A's. He began the season at Triple-A Sacramento and was hitting .293 with four home runs and 25 RBIs in 41 games when he was recalled by Oakland on May 30. Gonzalez batted .274 before the All-Star break and .204 after the break and was just 2-for-39 (.051) over his last 13 games.

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