Found June 04, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping to get some help on the mound as they activate starting pitcher Josh Johnson from the disabled list on June 4. NBC Sports.com's Aaron Gleeman reports that Johnson will join the Blue Jays' rotation and start Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Johnson was on the disabled list since April 21 with inflammation in his right triceps. He has made only four starts and is 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA in 19.1 innings. He will face the Giants' Tim Lincecum. Johnson rejoins a rotation in which only two starters, Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey, have made all of their starts, as MLB.com's Evan Peaslee reminds us. The Blue Jays staff is 14th in the American League in ERA at 4.70, and the starters are last at 5.56. Those numbers help explain why the Blue Jays, who made some major acquisitions in the offseason -- including Johnson, are in last place in the A.L. East, 10.5 games out. The Blue Jays also activated outfielder Rajai Davis from the 15-day disabled list. Davis last played on May 10 before landing on the DL with a strained oblique. Davis is hitting .284 in 26 games, and he has stolen eight bases. Davis is a part-time player with good speed who will find ways to get on base. The Blue Jays hope that the return of Johnson and Davis will spark a team that was expected to contend for -- if not win -- the A.L. East title this year. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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