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Brett Lawrie out 3-4 weeks with fractured hand

Jun 8, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT

Brett Lawrie spring training Reuters

A bone scan turned up a non-displaced fracture in Brett Lawrie’s hand, and the Jays’ No. 1 prospect is expected to need the next 2-3 weeks off, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports.

X-rays originally found no break in the area in which Lawrie was hit by a pitch last week while playing for Triple-A Las Vegas, but additional tests performed after the swelling went down discovered the fracture.

Lawrie was thought to be on the verge of a callup at the time of the injury.  The 21-year-old third baseman was hitting .354/.415/.677 with 15 homers, 49 RBI and 11 steaks in 52 games for the 51s. Now, since he’ll need a chance to regain his swing in the minors before being added, it seems doubtful that we’ll see him in Toronto prior to the All-Star break.

  1. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 8, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    That sucks for the Jays. Always good when clubs bring up prospects that have a chance to be good.

    • cur68 - Jun 8, 2011 at 9:02 PM

      Yeah, I’m pretty bummed the kid won’t be up sooner, too. Nix is pretty indifferent at the plate, though he’s shown some life recently. The Beavermen need Lawrie before the division gets away from them.

      Your boy Duffy is a pretty lively pitcher. Great arm, quality pitches; a nice lefty pitcher. Needs to settle down when he’s got 2 strikes on a guy, come right after them and sit them down. Instead he nibbles the corners and misses. Drabek, the Jay’s pitcher from last night, is the same way when he gets 2 strikes on someone. Duffy’ll be real good one day.

      Frenchy’s strategy of sitting fastball sure is working for him.

      • cur68 - Jun 8, 2011 at 9:24 PM

        Well that figures. Praise Duffy, diss Nix and guess what? Nix jacks a 3 run shot to re-take the lead for the Beavermen….hey that Mike McCoy really sucks eh?

      • royalsfaninfargo - Jun 8, 2011 at 10:07 PM

        Duffy’s main problem has been whenever hes had a lead the frickin bullpen has blown it for him. Otherwise he has been pretty good.

      • cur68 - Jun 8, 2011 at 10:28 PM

        Well, note to your bullpen; don’t pitch to Adam Lind. Kauffman Stadium is lovely, but it is hu-uge. Lind hit that ball to the deepest part of that stadium. Strong kid.

        If Frenchy gets some guys on ahead of him he could make some inroads on the deficit. Between Frenchy and Melky that’s some good offense. This kid Adcock’s not so bad; good velocity, nice movement, sly delivery. He just needs to hold them off till the Beavermen’s bullpen gets in there; those guys are so shaky you’d swear they were employed to serve up late inning runs. This aint over yet…

      • cur68 - Jun 8, 2011 at 10:59 PM

        Deep breath. Now what did I tell you? Billy effing Butler…forgot about that guy. As far as I’m concern Dotel is little more than a ROOGY and he just got pwned by a right handed guy. What good is he to the Beaverboys?

        9th inning…stomach churning…if Frank Francisco gets the ball to close this out I may eat a hole right through my body with acid reflux.

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