The Oakland Athletics have activated reliever Michael Wuertz
from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Bobby Cramer to
Wuertz had been out since April 2 because of a strained left
hamstring. The right-hander’s only appearance this season came on
opening day against Seattle, when he threw a scoreless inning with
two strikeouts. He made four minor league rehab outings.
Wuertz spent the first month of last season on the DL because of
tendinitis in his shoulder. He finished 2-3 with six saves and a
4.31 ERA in 48 appearances.
The 31-year-old Cramer got the news of his demotion Monday while
the team was preparing to begin a three-game series in his hometown
of Anaheim. He was 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA in three games this