Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera and Brett Lawrie are both progressing and look to return after the All-Star break.
Both Toronto players are dealing with lower body injuries (Cabrera: knee, Lawrie ankle) and have been trying to get back to running speed.
Cabrera: The Blue Jays' website says that Cabrera ran on Friday for the first time since going on the disabled list with left knee tendinitis and is "starting to feel better" according to manager John Gibbons. The outfielder has played in 78 games season but has not seen Major League action in over two weeks. Although Cabrera has not played in the Majors since June 27th, he has been taking batting practice with the Jays consistently.
It looks as though Cabrera will return to the Blue Jays sometime after the All-Star break.
Lawrie: Evan Peaslee reports that the third baseman played a rehab game with single-a Lansing on Thursday. All things considered after his freaky slide in to second base which gave him the ankle injury, Lawrie playing is a huge step. The Blue Jays will not rush Lawrie and he will more than likely take a little while trying to find his hitting stride in rehab.
He has had some struggles in his 37 ML games this season and will need to find consistency to help the Blue Jays make another solid run to climb up the rankings in a tough American League East division.
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