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Jose Bautista back in Blue Jays’ lineup

Toronto Blue Jays batter Jose Bautista stretches before his at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto May 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Cassese


Slugger Jose Bautista is back in the Blue Jays' lineup after a four-game absence due to a sore back.

Toronto manager John Gibbons says the right-fielder will DH against the Yankees in the three-game series starting Friday. He will likely return to the outfield for the series against Baltimore that follows.

Bautista, who has also battled a sore ankle and ear infection, has played just three games this season.

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He came into Friday's game at Rogers Centre hitting. 200 with three home runs and six RBIs.

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