A's activate McCarthy from DL
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - The Oakland Athletics activated pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list Saturday and optioned first baseman Daric Barton to Triple-A Sacramento.
McCarthy was slated to start Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals.
The 28-year-old righty was 3-3 with a 2.95 earned run average in nine starts for the A's before landing on the DL on May 20, retroactive to May 18, with a strained right shoulder.
Barton heads to Sacramento after hitting .198 with one home run and four RBI in 37 games with the big club.