The 2023 Toronto Blue Jays have been a shockingly healthy team. With so many clubs around the league (Tigers, Angels to name a few) who have been absolutely riddled by injuries, the Jays' biggest losses so far have come in the form of a Danny Jansen and Zach Pop short IL stint and the Tommy John recoveries from Hyun Jin Ryu and Chad Green.
Other than that, there have been short flare-ups here and there for Kevin Gausman and George Springer. The Blue Jays have gotten very lucky in that there have not been any superstars going down with long-term injuries.
In Monday night's contest against the Orioles, star shortstop Bo Bichette came up limping after rounding first base and was replaced at short by Santiago Espinal.
Per the Blue Jays' Twitter account, the official diagnosis is "right knee discomfort" ... which is rather obvious after watching the play unfold. Knowing the tight-lipped Jays, there is likely not going to be another more in-depth update until a decision is being made about whether he is to go on the injured list or not.
Since the MLB trade deadline is upon us, this is going to throw Blue Jays fans into a tizzy. The rumor mill is about to be lit up with middle infield names being tied to the Jays. Internal? External? There are going to be multiple different avenues the club could go if Bichette's inury proves to be serious.