Oakland, CA – 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.