Lawrie, Arencibia return from injury for Blue Jays

Lawrie, Arencibia return from injury for Blue Jays

Lawrie, Arencibia return from injury for Blue Jays
The Blue Jays returned catcher J.P. Arencibia and third baseman Brett Lawrie from their rehab assignments, and also recalled three Minor Leaguers to join the team in Boston tonight.

Arencibia has been sidelined since late July with a broken right hand after he was struck by a foul tip. He and Lawrie, who has been on the disabled list with an oblique strain, both appeared in Minor League games within the Toronto organization.

Lawrie is hitting .282 with 20 doubles, nine home runs and 40 RBIs for the Blue Jays this season, while Arencibia is batting .242 with 16 homers and 50 RBIs.

Toronto also recalled right-handers David Carpenter and Joel Carreno, and catcher/infielder Yan Gomes.

Carpenter was acquired by trade from the Astros this season and has appeared in 31 Major League games this year -- all in relief -- with a 0-2 record and 7.12 ERA.

Gomes has made 33 big-league appearances with the Jays this season, batting .165 with three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs. He was hitting .328 with 13 homers and 59 RBIs in 79 games with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Carreno is 0-2 this year with a 6.35 ERA in seven games (two starts) for Toronto. He's 4-9 with a 5.90 ERA in 27 games (15 starts) this season in the Minors.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.