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Brett Lawrie activated from disabled list

Third baseman Brett Lawrie was activated from the disabled list, the Toronto Blue Jays officially announced Tuesday morning.

3rd baseman had been out of action with fractured right index finger

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie Lawrie has been out of action since June 22, when he suffered a fractured right index finger after he was hit in the hand by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)

Third baseman Brett Lawrie was activated from the disabled list, the Toronto Blue Jays officially announced Tuesday morning.

Lawrie has been out of action since June 22, when he suffered a fractured right index finger after he was hit in the hand by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto.

The 24-year-old finished a rehab assignment with single 'A' Dunedin this past weekend.

Lawrie, 24, appeared in three games with Dunedin, going 4-for-10 for a .400 batting average. In 69 games this season with the Blue Jays, the right-handed hitter is batting .244 with 12 home runs and 38 runs batted in.

Toronto, which sits four games behind American East-leading Baltimore, begins a critical three-game series against the visiting Orioles on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.

In other Blue Jays news, infielder Steve Tolleson has been placed on the paternity list.

The 30-year-old is hitting .246 through 73 games this season with three home runs and 13 RBIs. 

Tolleson will be inactive for a minimum of one day and a maximum of three.

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