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Blue Jays activate Lawrie from disabled list, send Kawasaki to triple-A

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, left, congratulates Munenori Kawasaki after Toronto's 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Cleveland.

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The Toronto Blue Jays activated Brett Lawrie from the disabled list on Saturday and sent fellow infielder Munenori Kawasaki to the triple-A Buffalo Bisons.

Lawrie, who also missed the start of the season with a ribcage injury, has been out with a left ankle sprain since late May.

In 37 games with the Blue Jays this season, the 23-year-old from Langley, B.C., is batting .209 with five home runs, 14 RBIs and two stolen bases.

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The eccentric Kawasaki has been one of the bright spots for a disappointing Toronto team in 2013. In 70 games with the Blue Jays, the 32-year-old is batting .213 with one home run, 20 RBIs and seven steals.

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