Wuertz activated, A’s option Cramer to Triple-A

The Oakland Athletics have activated reliever Michael Wuertz

from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Bobby Cramer to

Triple-A Sacramento.

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

season.