Jays' Gurriel returns after 30-game absence

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has been activated off the injured list after missing 30 games with a left quad strain, the team announced Saturday.

He is in the starting lineup as the designated hitter for Saturday's game against the New York Yankees.

Gurriel suffered the Grade 1 strain against the Yankees on Aug. 8 while running down the first-base line to leg out an infield single.

He is batting .279 with 19 home runs and 47 RBIs this season.