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06/14/09 10:07 PM ET

Rays activate Bartlett from 15-day DL

Brignac optioned to Durham to make room for shortstop

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays have activated shortstop Jason Bartlett from the 15-day disabled list, and he will accompany the team when it departs for Colorado on Monday afternoon.

To make room on the team's 25-man roster, shortstop Reid Brignac was optioned back to Triple-A Durham.

Bartlett, who is hitting .373 for the Rays this season, has missed 19 games since sustaining a left ankle sprain on June 10. He played for Class A Charlotte on Sunday, getting two hits in four at-bats, including a triple. In three games for the Stone Crabs, Bartlett hit .455.

Brignac hit .271 in 21 games for the Rays. He collected a career-high three hits Saturday night, and until Sunday, he had hit safely in every game on the homestand.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.