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Blue Jays' Reyes returns

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Updated: 6/26/2013 1:29 pm

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - For the first time in more than two months, the Toronto Blue Jays had Jose Reyes in the lineup.

Toronto activated the dynamic shortstop from the 60-day disabled list in time for Wednesday's game with the Tampa Bay Rays, with Reyes going 0-for-4 as the leadoff hitter in the Blue Jays' 3-0 victory.

Reyes has been sidelined since April 12, when the 2011 National League batting champion suffered a severely sprained left ankle while sliding into second base in a game against the Kansas City Royals. The speedy switch-hitter proved his health by batting .414 (12-for-29) with six runs scored and two stolen bases over a seven-game rehab stint in the minors over the past week.

The four-time All-Star, who hit .395 with one home run, five RBI and five steals in 10 games prior to the injury, was acquired from the Miami Marlins in November as part of a blockbuster 12-player trade that also sent veteran pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to Toronto.

With Reyes back in the fold, the Blue Jays optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo.

Kawasaki saw the bulk of the time at shortstop with Reyes out, but batted just .225 with one homer and 17 RBI while starting 45 of his 51 games played.

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