SEATTLE — The Angels activated right-handed pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (right elbow) from the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday.

Ohtani received stem cell therapy and a platelet-rich plasma injection to help heal his Grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament suffered more than three weeks ago. Ohtani was cleared for a hitting program on Friday took part in two simulated games against minor-league pitchers over the weekend.

Ohtani is hitting .289 with a .907 OPS and six homers in 114 at-bats as a hitter in his rookie season.

It’s still unclear if Ohtani is capable of returning on the mound this year, but GM Billy Eppler expressed the club’s desire to utilize his skills as a hitter.

ASTROS: Catcher Brian McCann has gone on the disabled list because of right knee discomfort for the second time this season.

BRAVES: Atlanta Braves reinstated right-handed pitcher Arodys Vizcaino from the 10-day disabled list.

Vizcaino had been sidelined since June 21 with right shoulder inflammation..

YANKEES: New York reinstated right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole from the 10-day disabled list.

Cole completed a brief, two-game rehabilitation stint with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and missed nearly two weeks with a left neck strain.

Jonathan Loaisiga was optioned to Triple-A following New York’s 5-3, extra-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

Outfielder Brett Gardner said he was fined “thousands of dollars” by Major League Baseball last month for repeated violations of baseball’s pace of play policy.

Gardner said the issue that led to the fine, according to MLB, is that he takes too long to walk from the on-deck circle to the batter’s box before he hits.

Gardner was informed of a $2,000 fine in a letter from Joe Torre, MLB’s chief baseball officer.

The New York Post reported that Gardner has been fined a total of about $3,500 for six violations.

Gardner said he instructed his agent to deal with the fine, which MLB said would be donated to charity when paid. Gardner said he wasn’t sure if an appeal had been filed by the players’ union, but a source familiar with the situation said that process was in motion.

“My agent started taking care of it,” Gardner said. “I told them don’t talk to me about it. I’ve got more things to worry about than taking three seconds too long to get to the box. Somebody else can (throw pickoff throws to first base) 27 times in a game and waste 15 minutes of everybody’s time and I get fined thousands of dollars taking three seconds too long to get in the box.”