Blue Jays activate RHP Burnett from disabled list

Jun 28, 2007 - 4:27 AM MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Following Wednesday's 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins, the Toronto Blue Jays activated A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list.

The righthander, 5-6 with a 4.00 ERA in 14 starts this season, left his last start in San Francisco on June 12 because of pain in his shoulder and was placed on the DL the next day. The oft-injured Burnett, who made two trips to the disabled list last season, was the only Blue Jays starter to make each of his turns in the rotation before this latest stint.

Despite missing his last two projected starts, the 30-year-old is tied with James Shields for fifth place in the American League with 100 strikeouts. Over his nine-year major league career, Burnett is 64-64 with a 3.79 ERA.

To make room for Burnett, Toronto optioned righthander Ty Taubenheim to Class AAA Syracuse. The 24-year-old carried a 9.00 ERA and did not record a decision in his one start with the Blue Jays.

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