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A’s Demote LHP Pomeranz to Sacramento

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OAKLAND, CA - MAY 13:  Drew Pomeranz #13 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Chicago White Sox in the top of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA – MAY 13: Drew Pomeranz #13 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Chicago White Sox in the top of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 13, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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The Oakland Athletics have activated left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

The moves were made Sunday before Oakland faced the Seattle Mariners.

Pomeranz (5-4, 3.21 ERA) had been on the disabled list since June 17 after breaking his right hand.

Pomeranz has played in 17 games for Oakland this season, the final eight as a starting pitcher. While in the rotation, Pomeranz was 4-3 with a 3.21 ERA before he was injured. He has since lost his starting spot with Oakland’s acquisitions of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs.

Oakland manager Bob Melvin said Pomeranz would remain a starter for now with the possibility of a return to the bullpen in the future.

Updated July 13, 2014

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