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Tigers Activate Jefferies From DL

August 20, 1999

DETROIT (AP) _ Gregg Jefferies was activated Friday from the 15-day disabled list by the Detroit Tigers, who optioned Gabe Alvarez to Triple-A Toledo.

Jefferies, 31, had been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 with a strained right hamstring. Before the injury, he was hitting .204 with six home runs and 18 RBI.

He was sidelined with a bruised right elbow in June.

Alvarez, 25, started the season at Toledo and was recalled July 24 after outfielder Bobby Higginson was placed on the disabled list with a sprained toe.

In 15 games this season for the Tigers _ 10 of them as starter _ Alvarez hit .190 with three homers and two RBIs.

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