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Brett Lawrie has two hits in first extended spring training game

Apr 11, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

Brett Lawrie Reuters Reuters

The Blue Jays are off to a disappointing 3-6 start, but they should get a boost in their lineup soon.

According to Gregor Chisholm of, Brett Lawrie went 2-for-2 with two doubles and a walk today in an extended spring training game. It was his first game action since he suffered a left oblique strain in early March.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said earlier this week that Lawrie will need at least 20 at-bats in the minors before being activated, so he’ll likely need to get a few more games under his belt. He could return as soon as next weekend against the Yankees if all goes well.

Lawrie, 23, batted .273/.324/.405 with 11 home runs, 48 RBI, 13 stolen bases and a .729 OPS in 125 games last season. Mark DeRosa and Maicer Izturis have been splitting time at third base during his absence.

  1. riverace19 - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    .268/.338/.442 18 jacks 76 driven in 78 runs scored 14 swipes. Let’s see how that does

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    But the real question is can Brett pitch? Thats what the jays really need here, i mean id like to be the first one to welcome Josh “DL” Johnson to the AL East where he lasted a big 1 1/3 innings today and got BOMBED again and all, but the glaring need here is pitching and if Brett can’t pitch then he might as well stay home

    • abaird2012 - Apr 12, 2013 at 8:54 AM

      Nice to see you offer up some constructive criticism, Harry.

  3. riverace19 - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Yah I figured JJ is going to have a long year but will probably only pitch about half of it… Time to give Romero another chance

    • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      Yea please oh PLEASE bring Romero back!! He wil fit right in with this rotation of batting practice pitchers thats for sure! God i love it 3-6 and they are lucky to be that

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