Reid Brignac returns to Rays roster

DETROIT -- The Tampa Bay Rays activated shortstop Reid Brignac from the bereavement list and placed infielder Elliot Johnson on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Johnson sprained his left knee while sliding into third base on a failed steal attempt in Monday's series opener in Detroit. He is hitting .258 in 28 games.

Brignac had missed Tampa Bay's last three games to attend the funeral of his grandfather.