Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki activated from disabled list

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was activated from the disabled list by the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday morning. Tulowitzki, who travelled with the team to Baltimore, was available to play against the Orioles on Saturday afternoon.

Andy Burns optioned to triple-A Buffalo

Toronto Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki, seen here during a game in May, was activated by the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday ahead of the team's game against the Baltimore Orioles. (Eric Risberg/The Associated Press)

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been activated from the 15-day disabled list after missing three weeks with a leg injury.

Tulowitzki was in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

It's been a difficult season for the five-time All-Star, who was batting only .204 with eight homers and 23 RBIs before going on the DL on May 28 with a strained right quad.

Tulowitzki hoped to spend the minimum time on the disabled list, but ran into some complications along the way.

He said, "took a little bit longer than expected, but I do feel good."

Toronto optioned infielder Andy Burns to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Tulowitzki on the 25-man roster. In other news, outfielder Jose Bautista intends to see a specialist in North Carolina regarding the sprained left big toe that put him on the DL on Friday.


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