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Brett Lawrie experiences setback and is now out indefinitely

Aug 21, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT

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Toronto third baseman Brett Lawrie went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Sunday in a rehab game at the Blue Jays’ High-A affiliate in Dunedin, Florida. And he came away with more than just a bruised ego.

According to John Lott of Canada’s National Post, Lawrie felt renewed ribcage soreness when he woke up Monday morning and had not made any improvement by Tuesday, so he’s been pulled off his rehab assignment and shut down indefinitely.

Lawrie has been sidelined since early August because of a strained left oblique. Given that the injury is still bugging him, he can probably be ruled out until close to mid-September.

The 22-year-old third baseman was batting .282/.326/.416 with nine homers and 40 RBI through 100 games played this season for the Jays, who enter play Tuesday night ranking last in the American League East.

  1. yahmule - Aug 21, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    This is what I posted on the August 9th thread when Lawrie was placed on the DL:

    The typical progression of events whenever almost any baseball player is injured.

    1) Player is injured.
    2) Team announces injury is minor, describes player as day-to-day.
    3) Player announces injury is minor, says he will be back on the field in a couple days.
    4) Player doesn’t take the field on the day specified, but says he will definitely not go on the disabled list.
    5) Player still sidelined, team expresses optimism a trip to the disabled list won’t be necessary.
    6) Player is placed on the disabled list.

    There is a similar chain of events once most players are actually placed on the disabled list.

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/09/brett-lawrie-is-heading-to-the-dl/#comments

    Nothing against Lawrie, in particular, just an observation about the disparity between reality and the overly optimistic projections you always see regarding injured players.

  2. missthemexpos - Aug 21, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    One would presume that as far as injuries are concern, that things can only be better for Toronto in 2013.

  3. cur68 - Aug 21, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    You hate the Beav, don’t you Jobu? Why you do this?

    • Francisco (FC) - Aug 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

      If you gave Jobu some REAL rum instead of Horsepiss from Jamaica he might let up you know.

      • cur68 - Aug 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

        Bundaberg Rum is Australian.

      • cur68 - Aug 21, 2012 at 9:02 PM

        And its damn tasty. Jobu will drink what’s put in front of him.

    • ajcardsfan - Aug 21, 2012 at 8:21 PM

      I think it’s because his former messenger now works for Allstate. Jobu hates insurance companies.

  4. proudlycanadian - Aug 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    1) He will be back soon. So will Bautista and Morneau.

    2) The injuries have not driven me to drink yet. I did buy some cheap wine just in case.

    • missthemexpos - Aug 21, 2012 at 10:31 PM

      Okay PC, did you mean Bautista and Morrow, or did A.A. tip you off about Toronto soon to get slugging Canadian first baseman Justin Morneau from the twins?

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM

        Wishful thinking on my part. Morrow should start a game for the Jays this weekend. Will Romero be benched?

  5. sabatimus - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Gotta love karma.

  6. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Its ok Brett the jays were gonna finish dead last with or without you….

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