Tampa Bay Rays activate David DeJesus from 15-day DL

Monday September 1st, 2014

The Tampa Bay Rays have activated outfielder David DeJesus from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Sunday.

DeJesus has been out with a fractured left hand since June 18. He has missed 64 of the Rays games and had been rehabbing at Single-A Charlotte.

In 62 games this season, the 34-year-old was batting .269 with five home runs and 17 RBIs.

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DeJesus was part of the Rays' September call-ups, along with catcher Curt Casali and reliever Brandon Gomes. On Sept. 1,  Major League rosters expand from 25 to 40 players.

According to MLB.com, DeJesus is "fully cleared" to play, and will not need to have surgery on his hand this offseason.

"It's great to play," DeJesus said. "It's going to be sore sometimes, but it's not going to break, it's not going to tear anything, so now it's just getting through it and finish the year strong. ... I just want to be with the guys. I want to help the team win."

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