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MLB: Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki return to Blue Jays' lineup

MLB: Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki return to Blue Jays' lineup

Toronto Blue Jays infielders Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki have been activated off the disabled list and are back in the starting lineup. The Toronto stars were set to play Friday night against Texas.

Donaldson, the 2015 AL MVP, will bat second against Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin. Sidelined since April 13 because of a sore right calf, Donaldson is hitting .310 with two homers and four RBIs in nine games. Tulowitzki, out since April 21 with a sore right hamstring, will bat seventh. He's hitting .263 with one homer and 10 RBIs.

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