|Piazza activated from DL by A's|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 20 July 2007 15:05|
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.