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Outfielder Collin Cowgill was activated from the 15-day disabled list by the A's, who optioned him to Class AAA Sacramento. Cowgill injured his ankle trying to make a diving catch June 22. He was batting .271 with a home run and nine RBI in 32 games. He began a rehab assignment at Class A Stockton on July 9 and went 1-for-8 before being transferred to Sacramento on Thursday. Cowgill is hitting .260 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 23 games for Sacramento this season.
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Apropos of Little: Oakland’s Chris Carter
2. Notable MLB Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Apropos of Little: Oakland’s Chris Carter
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