Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/9/12

The Toronto Blue Jays put another player on the disabled list on Thursday when third baseman Brett Lawrie was placed on the 15-day DL because of a strained oblique.

Lawrie, 22, is the 15th player the Blue Jays have placed on the disabled list this season. Lawrie's stint on the DL is retroactive to Aug. 4.

Lawrie was hoping to avoid going on the DL, but his injury has not improved in recent days.

"Just to make sure there's no potential for a recurrence or a reaggravation of the injury," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said, according to MLB.com. "This way it gives him another eight days to address the situation, let the symptoms completely clear up, rather than risking further injury if he were to get back into a game too soon."

Lawrie is hitting .282 with nine homers this season.

Adeiny Hechavarria will continue to start at third base during Lawrie's absence.

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