ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ The Tampa Bay Devil Rays activated right-handed reliever Jim Mecir from the disabled list Tuesday and optioned right-hander Cory Lidle to Triple-A Durham.

Mecir, sidelined since April 26 because of tightness in his right bicep, was 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA in 10 appearances before going on the DL. Lidle, recalled from Durham on May 4 when right-hander Ryan Rupe was optioned to the Triple-A affiliate, was 0-1 with a 4.38 ERA in six games.