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Blue Jays activate Davis & Johnson

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have placed RHP RAMON ORTIZ on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain and have returned OF RAJAI DAVIS and RHP JOSH JOHNSON from rehabilitation assignments and activated them both from the 15-day disabled list.

DAVIS, 32, is returning from a left oblique strain, having last appeared for Toronto on May 10. The 5-10, 195 lb. outfielder appeared in two games with Dunedin (A) on a rehab assignment, batting .222 (2-9).  This season he has appeared in 26 games for Toronto posting a .284 average with one home run, four RBI and eight stolen bases. Davis is a career .270 hitter with 22 home runs, 204 RBI and 231 stolen bases in 739 games for Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Oakland and Toronto.

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JOHNSON, 29, was placed on the disabled list with right triceps soreness and returns to start tonight after making three starts on a rehabilitation assignment with Dunedin (A) and Buffalo (AAA).  In those three starts he posted a 0-1 record with a 5.40 ERA.  The 6-7, 250 lb. right-handed pitcher has made four starts this season for Toronto posting a 0-1 record with a 6.86 ERA.  The Minneapolis, Minnesota native has a career record of 56-38 in 158 games, 148 starts with an ERA of 3.23.

ORTIZ, 40, left his start on Sunday in San Diego after suffering a right elbow strain in the third inning. He is scheduled to have an MRI on the elbow later today. In seven appearances for Toronto this season, including four starts, the 6-0, 175 lb. right-hander has posted a 1-2 record with a 6.04 ERA. He appeared in four games, making three starts, with Buffalo going 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA.  The Cotui, Dominican Republic native has a career record of 87-86 with a 4.95 ERA in 303 games, 218 starts, over 15 Major League seasons. 

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