It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, but the Blue Jays are activating Brett Lawrie for tomorrow night's game.
Brett played 3 games for the Dunedin Blue Jays. The plan had been for him to play a week's worth of rehab games but he went 4 for 10, with a double, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts, so the Jays figured he was ready. With a series against the first place Baltimore Orioles starting tomorrow, having him back might give the team a needed lift, and some good defense at third....or ok defense at second, depending on how Gibbons decides to us him.
Lawrie was hitting .244/.299/.419 with 12 home runs, 16 walks and 49 strikeouts before going on the DL on June 23rd. He seemed to get getting going with the bat, just before his injury. He hit ..282 over his last 12 games.
I'll be very happy to see you back Brett.
No word on who is leaving to make room for Lawrie. I'd imagine the leading candidates are Munenori Kawasaki, Ryan Goins or Steve Tolleson.
Lets have a poll.
UPDATE: The Jays have announced that Steve Tolleson is going on the paternity list to make room for Brett, that means the Jays have three more days before they have to remove someone from the active roster. Also means Tolleson will be a daddy soon, congratulations Steve.