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Blue Jays reinstate 3B Chapman; option Lukes


The Toronto Blue Jays are activating third baseman Matt Chapman from the 10-day injured list, it was announced Thursday.

Outfielder Nathan Lukes has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo as a corresponding move.

Chapman has been out since Aug. 27 with inflammation on his middle finger. He originally suffered the injury while in a weight room. 

The 30-year-old has 15 home runs and 50 RBI with a .248/.338/.431 slash line in 125 games. He is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2023 season. 

Lukes, 29, is hitting .192 with two RBI in 29 games so far this season. 

Toronto will sent right-hander Kevin Gausman to the hill Thursday for their series finale against the Texas Rangers, while Nathan Eovaldi will counter for the visitors.