Blue Jays activate Janssen, cut Getz

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen has been activated off the 15-day disabled list and is in the bullpen for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.

Second baseman Chris Getz was designated for assignment to make room for Janssen, who has yet to pitch this season because of a sore back.

Janssen posted a career-high 34 saves last season, going 4-1 with a 2.56 ERA in 56 appearances.

Getz was expendable because the Blue Jays intend to use third baseman Brett Lawrie at second against right-handed pitchers so they can keep Juan Francisco in the lineup at third. Lawrie missed his sixth straight game Sunday with a sore right hamstring, but is expected to return Monday.

Getz played in 10 games for the Blue Jays, hitting .160.