Jays activate Litsch, option Lewis

Updated: June 10, 2010, 1:18 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Toronto Blue Jays have activated right-hander Jesse Litsch from the 60-day disabled list and optioned left-handed reliever Rommie Lewis to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The moves were announced before Wednesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Litsch, who had elbow ligament replacement surgery in June 2009, will replace left-hander Brian Tallet in the rotation and is scheduled to make his first start of the season Sunday at Colorado.

Tallet will move to the bullpen.

Also, right-hander Scott Richmond, out with a right shoulder injury, will make the first of three scheduled rehab starts with Class A Dunedin on Thursday.


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