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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Casey Janssen sits in the dugout after being pulled in the ninth inning of their American League MLB baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Toronto August 12, 2013. (Reuters)

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Casey Janssen sits in the dugout after being pulled in the ninth inning of their American League MLB baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Toronto August 12, 2013.

(Reuters)

Jays activate veteran pitcher Janssen Add to ...

The Toronto Blue Jays activated right-hander Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list and designated second baseman Chris Gets for assignment Sunday.

Janssen, 32, has been on the disabled list since the start of the season with a left abdominal lower back strain. The right-hander posted a career-high 34 saves last year while posting a 4-1 record and 2.56 earned-run average. In part of eight major-league seasons, Janssen has a 26-21 record, 3.48 ERA and 65 saves in 339 career games.

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He returns to Toronto after throwing three scoreless innings for double-A New Hampshire over three rehab appearances.

Getz, 30, appeared in 10 games this season, posting a .160 average with a double and two steals.

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