Pirates activate Ryan Doumit
Doumit had been on the disabled list since suffering a severely sprained left ankle on May 29 in a home plate collision during a game at Chicago.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Doumit and Michael McKenry will share time behind the plate.
The Pirates optioned catcher Eric Fryer to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on the roster for Doumit.
The Pirates also signed their seventh-round pick in this year's draft, Jake Burnette, a right-hander out of Buford (Ga.) High School.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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