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Rays' Burrell back Friday, Bartlett Tues.

Updated: June 12, 2009, 1:01 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Pat Burrell is set to rejoin the team on Friday after missing 29 games with a neck strain.

Burrell was activated from the 15-day disabled list after being the designated hitter in a rehab game Thursday night with Single-A Charlotte.

"We talked and he said, 'I'm ready,'" Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said before Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. "For me, getting him back is important."

Maddon said Burrell ...

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