Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie activated from disabled list

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The Oakland Athletics activated shortstop Jed Lowrie from the disabled list following his recovery from a broken right index finger, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

Lowrie, 30, has not played since Aug. 13, and he went on the disabled list a few days later. He broke his finger in early August and played through the injury before deciding to take time off to heal.

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Lowrie is batting .238 with five home runs and 42 RBI this season for Oakland.

The Athletics finished August 12-17. They are 5.0 games behind the Los Angeles Angels for first place in the AL West. Oakland has a 4.0 game lead for the first Wild Card spot.

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