Toronto activates Lind from DL, option Thames

The Toronto Blue Jays have activated first baseman Adam Lind

from the 15-day disabled list and plan to start him as the

designated hitter in Saturday’s game against the Baltimore


The move was announced after Toronto’s 8-4 win Friday night.

Lind has been sidelined since May 8 with a lower back strain.

Lind was hitting .313 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in 32 games

when he was hurt.

Infielder Eric Thames was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Thames

was hitting .286 with four RBIs in 13 games, his first major league