The Blue Jays activated Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay from the 15-day disabled list yesterday.

Halladay, who missed two starts with a sore shoulder, started against the Diamondbacks and yielded three hits in 52/3 innings and got the win in a 15-4 game.

The right-hander is 6-4 with a 3.55 ERA. He was durable last year, going 22-7 with a 3.25 ERA and leading the majors with 266 innings.

The Blue Jays also placed RHP Kerry Ligtenberg on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left hip.

* LOFTON RETURNS: Kenny Lofton, out since May 28 with a strained left hamstring, was activated from the disabled list by the Yankees, who designated 2B Homer Bush for assignment.

Manager Joe Torre said the outfielder was sore from playing two games in a row during his minor league rehabilitation assignment.

Meantime, the Yankees are not sure whether Mike Mussina or Kevin Brown would be able to make their next scheduled starts. Each left his last outing with an injury.

* SURGERY FOR OHKA: Expos RHP Tomo Ohka had surgery to repair a broken right forearm. Ohka's arm was broken when he was hit by a line drive off Carlos Beltran's bat Thursday in Kansas City.

Ohka has a 3-5 record with a 3.01 ERA in 12 starts this season.

-- From News Services