Blue Jays activate Pearce, place Coghlan on DL

The Toronto Blue Jays have activated left fielder Steve Pearce ahead of the opener of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre.

The Toronto Blue Jays have activated left fielder Steve Pearce ahead of the opener of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre.

By Andrew Hendriks

Canadian Baseball Network

TORONTO - After missing the last 27 games due to a right calf strain sustained during the Blue Jays' 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on May 14, Steve Pearce was activated off the 10-day disabled list on Friday.

In a corresponding move, utility man Chris Coghlan exchanged places with Pearce after being diagnosed with a left wrist contusion ahead of the Blue Jays' series opener against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre.

Pearce, 34, slashed .205/.256/.373 with six extra-base hits and seven runs scored over 27 games prior to his injury.  In six rehab contests split between double-A New Hampshire and triple-A Buffalo, the Florida native made six starts and picked up a pair of hits in 22 at-bats.

Having made only four appearances in the month of June, Coghlan owns a batting average of .200 with one home run and five RBI across 36 games since being called up on April 14.

Now sidelined, he becomes the 16th player to have hit the disabled list for the Blue Jays in 2017.

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