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Blue Jays: Dalton Pompey diagnosed with his third concussion

TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 21: Dalton Pompey #45 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides safely into home plate to score a run in the second inning during MLB game as Caleb Joseph #36 of the Baltimore Orioles makes the late tag on April 21, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 21: Dalton Pompey #45 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides safely into home plate to score a run in the second inning during MLB game as Caleb Joseph #36 of the Baltimore Orioles makes the late tag on April 21, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey has been diagnosed with a concussion and is in MLB’s concussion protocol.

The Blue Jays outfielder was slated to be in the lineup yesterday versus the Philadelphia Phillies, however, he bumped his head on some bats above his locker and was scratched from the contest.

Dalton Pompey has a long history of concussion problems having suffered one in 2016 crashing into a wall and a second in 2017 sliding into second base during the World Baseball Classic. The injury could not come at a worse time for Pompey as the out of options outfielder is fighting for his baseball life this spring to remain in the organization.

Pompey had impressed thus far this spring and was forcing his name into the conversation while making a bid to remain on the 25-man roster. The 26-year old is hitting .282/.282/.436 with 11 hits including three doubles, a homer, and two stolen bases in 39 plate appearances this spring.

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The outfielder has seen an assortment of injuries derail his career over the past three campaigns. Pompey has cups of coffee in the majors in 2014,15,16 and 18 spanning over 64 games with the Blue Jays. He is best remembered for his base stealing prowess during the 2015 postseason where he swiped four bags.

This past week has not been kind to the Jays on the injury front as Ryan Tepera, John Axford and Bud Norris were also diagnosed with respective ailments that will sideline them as well. The recent pitching injuries have totally altered the complexion of the bullpen for Opening Day.

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In a perfect world, Pompey can return to action once he clears concussion protocol and continues making a case for himself. Unfortunately, right now it doesn’t look promising that he will break camp with the team next week. The Pompey era may have finally come to an end.

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