OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -Mike Piazza was activated from the disabled list by the Oakland Athletics on Friday and was in the starting lineup as the catcher for that night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Piazza had been on the disabled list retroactive to May 3 with a sprained right shoulder.
Signed in the offseason to be Oakland's designated hitter, there was talk Piazza would return to catching. He was 10-for-26 during a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento and Single-A Stockton, all as a DH.
Piazza returns in the middle of his second longest homerless streak. Since hitting a home run on April 5, he's gone 22 games and 86 at-bats without going deep. He went 27 games and 98 at-bats without a homer with the New York Mets during the 2005 season.
The A's optioned right-hander Shane Komine to Sacramento to make room for Piazza. Komine was 0-0 with a 4.70 ERA in two appearances for Oakland.

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