Blue Jays activate Brett Lawrie from DL

Blue Jay Brett Lawrie awaits an appeal on a safe call at first base which was overturned in the...

Blue Jay Brett Lawrie awaits an appeal on a safe call at first base which was overturned in the eight inning as Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-0 on June 1, 2014. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:14 PM ET

Desperate times call for desperate measures and in the Blue Jays case that means Brett Lawrie is on his way back sooner than expected.

The original plan was for Lawrie to rehab for three games at class-A Dunedin, which he has, and then fly to Erie, Pa., to join the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats for three rehab games beginning Tuesday.

The other option was to bypass the Fisher Cats and have him report to the Jays on Tuesday as they open a crucial three-game series against the first place Baltimore Orioles.

It looks like the team chose Plan B.

Last night, the Jays confirmed that Lawrie has been activated from the disabled list with a corresponding move to be made today.

A few days back, manager John Gibbons said they didn’t want to rush Lawrie back to the big leagues, as they have done in the past and have him struggle upon his return.


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