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Royals Activate Sweeney From DL

August 8, 2003

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ The Kansas City Royals activated first baseman Mike Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Nate Field to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Sweeney had missed 45 games with nerve irritation in his neck and back. He was the designated hitter in Friday night’s game at Tampa Bay.

Sweeney was hitting .321 with 12 homers and 50 RBIs in 62 games when he was placed on the disabled list June 19.

Field was 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 14 relief appearances.

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