Blue Jays’ Dalton Pompey shelved with another injury
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey has been sidelined once again after tearing a ligament in his left thumb in a recent contest for the Buffalo Bisons.
The misfortune that is Dalton Pompey continues as the hard-luck Canadian will be out of action for approximately 3-4 weeks. The 25-year old Mississauga native has dealt with a wrist ailment called carpal boss that was going to require offseason surgery prior to this latest setback.
Pompey’s career has been halted on several occasions due to an assortment of ailments and injuries. Last season Pompey played in only 13 minor league games after suffering a concussion during the World Baseball Classic sliding into second base. Pompey would then injure his knee during a rehab assignment that would derail any comeback attempt on his lost season.
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The speedy outfielder has two hits in five games with the big club this season while batting .298 with four homers and six stolen bases in 22 games on the farm. Pompey who is set to be out of options sooner than later was looking to rejuvenate his career with the herd and force the Jays hand for playing time.
Also on the farm injury front shortstop Richard Urena will miss a week or more with a cut on his middle finger that required stitches. Urena has seen action in 11 games with the Jays hitting .278 with a homer.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is day to day as he is once again battling hamstring tightness, the 24-year old missed a significant amount of time last season with a hamstring strain so perhaps the Jays are being extra cautious with Gurriel due to his past issued.
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The Jays have been ravaged with a plethora of injuries on the big club this season so hopefully, the trend doesn’t continue through their minor league ranks as well.