Davis off DL after working on leg strength

Davis off DL after working on leg strength

SAN FRANCISCO -- Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday night's game against the Giants.

Davis had been out since May 10 with a strained oblique muscle but while speaking with reporters he also admitted that there was some discomfort in his legs as well.

"I learned a lot about my body, you know, what my body needs to kind of stay healthy," Davis said. "Just being tight, stronger with my lower half. Trying to find some exercises that will help me. We did find some exercises that help me and hoping they will help me for a long time."

The Blue Jays cleared space for Davis on Monday when right-hander Mickey Storey was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. The move gives the Blue Jays an additional position player on the bench during Interleague Play, while it's possible outfielder Anthony Gose will be returned to the Minors when the club returns home Friday.

Davis entered play Tuesday night hitting .284 with one homer and four RBIs while stealing eight bases in 26 games this season. He'll resume his role as a backup at all three outfield positions.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.