Pirates activate Ryan Doumit

Updated: August 3, 2011, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates activated catcher Ryan Doumit from the 60-day disabled list prior to Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs.

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.


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