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Oblique strain sends Brett Lawrie back to the disabled list

Aug 7, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

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Brett Lawrie missed six weeks with a broken right index finger, came off the disabled list to rejoin the Blue Jays’ lineup Tuesday … and is now returning to the DL after suffering a strained oblique muscle in his first game back.

Oblique strains tend to linger, so don’t expect to see Lawrie again until September. Which likely means he’ll play fewer than 100 games this season after playing 107 games last year and 125 games in 2012.

Lawrie hit .293 with a .953 OPS in his 43-game debut as a 21-year-old in 2011, but since then he’s hit a combined .261 with a .721 OPS in 302 games.

  1. freedomofspeechyesway - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Tough break. Hate to see young talent get hit with the injury bug like this so soon.

  2. garybrian2014 - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Sounds like Lawrie is going to be the fielders version of Brandon Morrow!

  3. jerze2387 - Aug 7, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    I absolutely called this in the comments on the article where they said he was activated

  4. bigmeechy74 - Aug 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    The new Grady Sizemore but without all the excitement when healthy

  5. badguy711 - Aug 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Douche off the field and brittle on it.

  6. wisbadgfan - Aug 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Brett sounds like a good candidate to represent a health insurance company.

  7. jaysfan64 - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    When he first came up I wondered about his ability to stay injury-free…was hoping health issues wouldn’t dog him like they dogged another supremely talented BC dude, Larry Walker…results aren’t promising there so far..

    • missthemexpos - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      Walker was healthy enough to have 10 seasons playing at least 130 games and hit close to 400 homers in his career.

  8. SocraticGadfly - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Where’s Proudly Canadian? Somebody talk him down from the bridge.

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