MLB Notes: Blue Jays activate SS Troy Tulowitzki from DL


BALTIMORE -- Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been activated from the 15-day disabled list after missing three weeks with a leg injury.

Tulowitzki was in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

It's been a difficult season for the five-time All-Star, who was batting only .204 with eight homers and 23 RBIs before going on the DL on May 28 with a strained right quad.

Tulowitzki hoped to spend the minimum time on the disabled list, but ran into some complications along the way.

He said, "took a little bit longer than expected, but I do feel good."

Toronto optioned infielder Andy Burns to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Tulowitzki on the 25-man roster.

In other news, outfielder Jose Bautista intends to see a specialist in North Carolina regarding the sprained left big toe that put him on the DL on Friday.

Cardinals: Team calls up OF Pham, sends OF Grichuk to minors
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled outfielder Tommy Pham from Triple-A Memphis.

The Cardinals also optioned outfielder Randal Grichuk to Triple-A on Saturday. The moves were made before St. Louis hosted Texas.

Pham injured his oblique on opening day. He was hitting a combined .250 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 37 games with Memphis and Double-A Springfield.

Grichuk was hitting .206 with eight homers and 27 RBI in 62 games for St. Louis this season.

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