Jun 8, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie (13) gets ready to hit in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rogers Centre. The St. Louis Cardinals won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays Activate Brett Lawrie from the DL

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.

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.

Jun 15, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie (13) celebrates with Toronto fielder Anthony Gose (8) after scoring in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Toronto Blue Jays defeats the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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.

It’ll be interesting to see who gets demoted with the return of Lawrie – will it be Ryan Goins, Anthony Gose or someone else? We’ll have to wait until later today for the news.

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