Toronto Blue Jays Place 3B Brett Lawrie On Disabled List

Toronto Blue Jays Place 3B Brett Lawrie On Disabled List

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle.

Sliding haphazardly into second base Monday night, Lawrie appears to have rolled his bad ankle and could miss some extended time. While it wasn’t a guarantee that he would hit the disabled list, due to the growing weakness of a bench in Toronto, the Blue Jays figured that it would be best to have a healthy body on the bench rather than take a wait-and-see approach.

The slide, which was eerily familiar to how their star short stop Jose Reyes got hurt, hopefully won’t pile on too much to what is already becoming a lost 2013 season for Lawrie.

In 37 games this season, the 23-year-old third baseman has hit .209 in 139 at-bats while connecting for just 5 home runs. Hopefully this rest will get his confidence back in full-throttle.

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