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The Blue Jays aren’t ready to move Brett Lawrie to second base full-time. But they are satisfied that he can handle the position, giving them alternatives both short- and long-term.
Lawrie, coming off a strained left ribcage muscle, played two games at second for Class A Dunedin on his rehabilitation assignment, but will be at third when he makes his season debut for the Jays on Tuesday night.
Which isn’t to say that he will remain at third every game as the Jays await the return of shortstop Jose Reyes, who is expected to be out three months with a sprained left ankle.
“It’s nice to have flexibility,” Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday. “Brett’s our third baseman. (Jose) Bautista is our right fielder. This just gives us one more option. And that’s never a bad thing.”
Bautista prefers playing right, and believes he is better defensively at that position than at third base. But Anthopoulos said there might be games in the near future where Lawrie is at
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The Toronto Blue Jays signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki on the 02nd of March during spring training without any fan fare or media attention. Kawasaki had played 61 games for the Seattle Mariners batting under the Mendoza line after a successful career in the Japan Pacific League where he won two Gold Glove awards. Kawasaki was assigned to Triple A without much thought as minor league...
On Sunday, we heard that Brett Lawrie was playing 2B for Single-A Dunedin so the Jays can see how he looks at the bag in order to determine if he can indeed play the #4 position on the big league club. This move intrigued me quite a bit. I have no doubt that he could do it and make a successful transition considering how much of an athlete he is AND he started playing there in Milwaukee’s...
The Toronto Blue Jays were without the services of Jose Bautista yesterday. The slugging third baseman/outfielder was held out of the lineup after experiencing back spasms. The spasms actually began on Sunday night and continued into Monday. The team hopes the rest will allow Bautista to be ready for today's game.
In fact, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com says the Blue Jays...
Third Baseman Brett Lawrie has been sent to start a rehab assignment to Dunedin. The Toronto third baseman batted .273 with 11 home runs and 48 runs batted in on 494 at-bats in 2012.
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