OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Sweeney's sprained left knee hasn't
healed as quickly as the Oakland Athletics hoped, and the outfielder has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The move is retroactive to June 3, a day after he crashed into the outfield wall against the White Sox in Chicago. Oakland recalled first baseman Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento and he was expected to arrive at the ballpark in time for first pitch in the team's series opener with the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Sweeney tested the knee but the club deemed he wasn't ready to play. This is his third stint on the DL in two seasons. He was batting .246 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 49 games.
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