The Toronto Blue Jays have activated third baseman Brett Lawrie from the 15-day disabled list, according to The Toronto Sun. Lawrie has yet to play this season because of a rib cage injury that he suffered in early March while playing in a tune-up game for Canada in the World Baseball Classic. The return of Lawrie is a welcome development for the Blue Jays, who are expected to be without shortstop Jose Reyes (ankle) for the next three months. Reyes, who was injured Friday night, will not need surgery. Although the Blue Jays had considered using Lawrie at second base (with right fielder Jose Bautista moving to third base), manager John Gibbons said Lawrie will play third base. In 125 games last season, Lawrie hit .273/.324/.405 with 11 homers, 48 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and 73 runs.
Blue Jays activate Brett Lawrie, place Santos on DL
Sporting News | Apr 16