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Blue Jays activate Hernandez, designate Roark for assignment

The Toronto Blue Jays activated outfielder Teoscar Hernandez from the COVID-19 injured list Friday before their game against the Atlanta Braves and designated right-hander Tanner Roark for assignment.

Hernandez tested positive for the coronavirus on April 13 and was cleared to return to team facilities on April 23. The 28-year-old spent the past week at Toronto’s alternate training site as he worked his way back into playing shape.

The 2020 Silver Slugger was off to a slow start at the plate prior to his absence, slashing just .207/.207/.310 with one home run in seven games.

In a corresponding roster move, outfielder Jonathan Davis was assigned to the team’s alternate site.

In three appearances this season, the 34-year-old Roark has a 6.43 ERA and 1.286 WHIP over seven innings.

First pitch between the Blue Jays and Braves is scheduled for 7:37 p.m. ET on Sportsnet.

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