A's Activate Brandon McCarthy From 15-Day DL

Jun 1, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Brandon McCarthy is returning to Oakland's rotation after a stint on the disabled list.

The Oakland Athletics' moribund 2012 season has not been easy for fans to watch, but one piece of good news should make them slightly more watchable: Oakland activated ace Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.

McCarthy was placed on the disabled list on May 20 (retroactive to May 18), with a shoulder injury that was likely sustained on a attempt to catch a bunt by Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus.

McCarthy is just 3-3 with a 2.95 ERA in nine starts in 2012, but he was the Athletics' Opening Day starter, and bolsters a rotation that has been fantastic despite Oakland's struggles throughout the season. The A's have been mired in the cellar of the AL West with Seattle, but boast a 3.67 ERA as a team, good for fourth in the American League ... and third in the division.

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