Found April 15, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
Brett Lawrie (oblique strain): He’s progressing well on his rehab assignment. The Blue Jays, in light of the recent injury to Jose Reyes (see below for more on Reyes), have been giving Lawrie some time at second base on this rehab stint in hopes of increasing his versatility to shore up the infield. Lawrie started at second base on Sunday during his single-A rehab assignment and came out of it ok in terms of his oblique strain. All signs point to a return in the next week or so, but make sure you keep an eye on this move to second base. The only issue I see with his move to second is with this oblique strain, the throw from third requires a lot more force than a throw from second, so if he shuttles back and forth between the two positions, I want to know that he will be getting adequate time at third base as well. Regardless, it looks like he’s on schedule, so be prepared for him to be back this weekend or early next week. Jose Reyes (sprained ankle): With reports coming out that Re...

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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. The post Toronto Blue Jays Send 3B Brett Lawrie On Rehab appeared first on Fantasy Sports Player Rankings - Baseball and Football -

Jose Reyes gets second opinion on ankle

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Reyes won't need surgery on ankle

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes won't need surgery on his sprained left ankle but is still expected to miss three months, general manager Alex Anthopoulos says. Reyes visited a specialist in Charlotte on Monday who confirmed the diagnosis of a severely sprained ankle. Reyes was injured sliding into second base in Friday's game at Kansas City. He was placed on the...

Toronto Blue Jays Activate Brett Lawrie

MLB News: The Toronto Blue Jays activated Brett Lawrie, third baseman, from the 15-day disabled list. Fantasy Ramifications: Look for Lawrie to be a solid, low-end 3B option, but nothing more. The post Toronto Blue Jays Activate Brett Lawrie appeared first on Fantasy Sports Player Rankings - Baseball and Football -

Brett Lawrie's move to second base will help with Jose Reyes' injury

How do you overcome an injury to your superstar shortstop?  Shift another potential superstar to second base, let the dominoes fall around him, and hope it works.  Brett Lawrie is not quite on the same level as Jose Reyes.  He still has to prove himself further, and this may be his shot.  The Toronto Blue Jays are shifting Lawrie to second base temporarily to help ease the...

Royals look to salvage game vs Blue Jays

(AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping Jose Reyes' injury can be a source of inspiration. After getting their first win from their ace, the Blue Jays attempt to run their road winning streak over the Kansas City Royals to seven games Sunday. Toronto (5-6) is expected to be without Reyes for three months after he suffered a severe left ankle sprain while trying to steal a...

Blue Jays place Sergio Santos on DL; to activate Brett Lawrie

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed right-handed reliever Sergio Santos on the 15-day disabled list with a strained triceps in this throwing arm, but the team is expected to activate third baseman Brett Lawrie from the DL today, according to Mike Wilner of 590 the FAN. Sergio Santos has been placed on 15-day DL with a right triceps strain. Brett Lawrie will be activated off...

Toronto Blue Jays Showing Creativity With Lineup

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...

Jose Reyes Was Key to Blue Jays Success

When the Toronto Blue Jays lost Jose Reyes until at least the All-Star break this weekend, a lot of other things were lost as well.  The Jays were attempting to recreate what the Miami Marlins started last offseason when they signed every available free agent.  Most, if not everyone believed it would work and we all know how it ended.  In the middle of last season, the Dodgers...
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