The Toronto Blue Jays received some good news as they prepare for a potentially season-defining series against the Baltimore Orioles, which starts tonight. The team announced Monday that Brett Lawrie has been activated from the disabled list.
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With the Blue Jays currently four games behind the Orioles in the AL East, the move couldn’t have come at a better time. The team went 18-18 without Lawrie.
The third baseman, who is also expected to spend time at second base, will return to the starting lineup with immediate effect. Lawrie took part in three rehab games for the Blue Jays’ Class-A affiliate in Dunedin, picking up four hits in 10 at-bats.
Before fracturing his right index fingers on June 23rd, Lawrie was enjoying a fine season for the Blue Jays. The 24-year old’s .244/.299/.419 stat line includes 38 RBIs and a career-high 12 home runs.