The Toronto Blue Jays have been without Brett Lawrie for nearly a month, and Bautista was out yesterday with a sore back. They’re both back, but Sergio Santos is out.
Brett Lawrie went down nearly a month ago with a strained oblique in which he sustained during Team Canada’s World Baseball Classic camp — starting the season on the 15-day disabled list, Lawrie wasn’t eligible to be activated until the Jays 5th game. 13 games into the season, he’s scheduled to make his 2013 debut tonight against the White Sox.
In just two rehab games with the Dunedin Blue Jays Lawrie went 4-for-7 with a triple.
Jose Bautista has been pretty banged up early on — he’s rolled his ankle (missing 3 games) and was suffering from back spasms that sidelined him from last nights 4-3 win over the ChiSox.
“I asked him if he thought he overdid it with the ground balls. He said he isn’t sure.” – GM Alex Althopoulos
The Jose Reyes injury SOMEHOW has made the Blue Jays defensive depth chart all out of whack. Jose Bautista was filling in at third base — but after this you don’t really expect him to remain, especially now that Brett Lawrie’s back.
Sergio Santos continues to demonstrate him in actuality, his arm is made out of glass. He’ll be heading to the 15-day disabled list with a right triceps strain. The issue first popped up in spring training, and an MRI revealed there was no structural damage.
Hopefully he just needs some rest.
“I think it’s was just a matter of not giving it enough rest and letting it completely heal, because it did get better when I got a little bit rest. I want to be here pitching toward the end of the year when things get exciting.” – Sergio Santos
Munenori Kawasaki has very large shoes to fill. Offensively he’ll never be Jose Reyes, but fans are certainly taking a liking to the guy — and the boss is too.
Blue jays please keep Kawasaki around! He is a fan favorite already and he is a like breath of fresh air
— Ryan Furnish (@Furnish17) April 16, 2013
— BlueJaysFans.ca (@BJsFans) April 16, 2013
“Obviously, we like what Kawasaki has done. We don’t have any illusions about what the batting average is going to be, but I think the energy level he brings has been outstanding.” – GM Alex Anthopoulos