St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Toronto Blue Jays infielder Brett Lawrie
is headed to the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right oblique
muscle, while slugger Jose Bautista remains sidelined with an injured wrist.
Lawrie has not played since leaving an August 3 game against Oakland and had
been listed as day-to-day. The Blue Jays will make a corresponding roster move
on Friday when they return to Toronto.
The 22-year-old has nine homers, 40 runs batted in and a .282 batting average
in 100 games this season. He hit .293 with nine homers in 43 games last year
in his first taste of big league action.
Bautista, meanwhile, will be sidelined for at least another week after results
of another MRI exam on his left wrist remained unchanged. He continues to have
The slugger hasn't played since July 16 when he hurt his wrist during a swing
in a game against the New York Yankees.
Bautista, the AL's home run leader each of the past two years, was second this
year with 27 when he was placed on the DL. He has also driven in 65 runs and
is batting .244 in 90 games.
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