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Brett Lawrie begins minor league rehab assignment tonight

Aug 1, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

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Brett Lawrie has been sidelined since June 22 due to a broken right index finger suffered on a hit-by-pitch, but Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that he’s scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment tonight with High-A Dunedin.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons expects Lawrie to spend at least one week on his rehab stint, but at this rate, he should still beat both Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind back from the disabled list. He’s starting at second base tonight and will play third base tomorrow, so it looks like he’ll continue to shuffle between positions once he’s ready to rejoin the big club.

Lawrie, 24, is batting .244/.299/.419 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI over 69 games this season. He has made 43 starts at third base and 26 starts at second base.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 1, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Good News. Lind is expected to begin a short rehab stint late in the week.

  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 1, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    He was 1 for 3 with a walk and scored 2 runs. A good start; however, he still needs to get his timing back.

  3. wisbadgfan - Aug 2, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    I hope Lawrie can develop some consistency here.

    He appears to be a fine player waiting to happen—–every time he seems ready to blossom another injury seems to happen.

    Stay healthy Brett.

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