Blue Jays activate Edwin Encarnacion

Updated: August 16, 2014, 12:59 AM ET
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TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays activated slugger Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list and sent outfielder Anthony Gose to the minors.

The Blue Jays made the moves before Friday night's game. Encarnacion went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in an 11-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

He missed more than a month because of a strained right quadriceps muscle. The first baseman and designated hitter just completed a rehab stint with Triple-A Buffalo and hit a grand slam in his first game.

Encarnacion is a two-time All-Star and is hitting .277 with 26 home runs and 70 RBIs this season.

The Blue Jays have lost four in a row and dropped back in the AL wild-card race. First baseman Adam Lind recently came off the DL while third baseman Brett Lawrie is out until at least September because of a strained left oblique.

Gose is hitting .234 with nine RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 69 games.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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