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A's activate SS Pennington

The Oakland Athletics activated shortstop Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.

He had been on the shelf since July 20 thanks to left elbow tendinitis.

Prior to being shut down, Pennington batted a paltry .197 in 82 games this season with three home runs and 16 RBI. He was just 4-for-48 over his previous 17 games.

The 28-year-old hit .455 in three rehab starts for Triple-A Sacramento over the weekend.

To make room on the roster, Oakland optioned pitcher Pedro Figueroa to Sacramento. Figueroa tossed three scoreless innings over two appearances since his Sunday recall.