• Lawrie to begin season on disabled list

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 25, 2013
    Toronto announced on Monday morning that Lawrie will begin the year on the 15-day disabled list. The one thing Lawrie remains unsure of is when he'll be able to return. Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie will start the regular season on the disabled list because of a strained rib. "It's not a pain, it just doesn't feel like my other side, it just feels like something is different," Lawrie said. The injury is somewhat similar to what Lawrie went through last year but on the opposite side of his body. Lawrie is still working through the program the club set up for him, but Gibbons noted that the third baseman needs to be in a game by the beginning of next week to be ready come Opening Day. Lawrie, a career .278 hitter, previously had been optimistic about being ready for Opening Day, but that changed when his strained right oblique muscle didn't improve as originally anticipated. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was hopeful Saturday that first baseman Edwin Encarnacion day to day with a jammed index finger will be back in the lineup Monday, when Toronto will begin using as much of its regular lineup as possible on an everyday basis.
    Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com

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