Originally written on FF Locker Room  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Toronto Blue Jays came into the 2013 season with a ton of hype after the blockbuster trade they completed with the Miami Marlins, netting Jose Reyes, Mark Buerhle, Josh Johnson, and Emilio Bonafacio. With a blockbuster trade normally comes a ton of pressure and expectation, which could partially explain the Blue Jays’ 2-4 start. One other explanation could be health. A key cog in the middle of the lineup, Brett Lawrie, began the season on the DL with a strained oblique, with no set timetable for his return. According to Manager John Gibbons, the hope is that Lawrie will be able to return to a rehab assignment in the near future. The difficulty with oblique injuries is that we have to use our core and trunk for all motions associated with sports, especially in baseball. Just think about swinging the bat for a second. We always hear about how transferring force from your legs to your arms is the key to a successful power hitter. But that force cannot be transmitted without the rot...
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