The bad news just keeps coming for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Brett Lawrie left the game for the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning today against the Cincinnati Reds after he was hit by a pitch on his right hand. This was the opposite hand that Lawrie was hit on just three days ago.
At first I didn’t think it would be serious just that Brett’s hands needed a break after getting beat up the past several days. However the news is now out that Lawrie has broken his right index finger and could be out at least 3-6 weeks.
— Scott MacArthur (@TSNScottyMac) June 22, 2014
@wilnerness590 Ouch. Worst one. 3-6 weeks standard, I'd say a month-ish. Depends on how his grip strength is affected.
— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) June 22, 2014
Obviously this isn’t a good update. The Blue Jays have been scrambling with their lineup lately and with Jose Bautista also leaving today’s game with left leg tightness all of a sudden there could be reason for legitimate concern in Toronto.
Losing both Bautista and Lawrie would be a huge blow for the Blue Jays who are clinging to a 1.5 game lead in the American League East. It will likely be a combination of Juan Francisco, Steven Tolleson and Munenori Kawasaki at third base with not much for depth sitting at that position in Triple-A Buffalo (Jared Goedert, Ryan Schimpf, Andy LaRoche and I guess Ryan Goins).