George Springer will have to wait a little longer to make his Toronto Blue Jays' debut.
The star outfielder underwent an MRI after feeling quad tightness while running the bases during a live batting practice on Tuesday, according to SportsNet's Shi Davidi.
George Springer felt tightness in his right quad running bases yesterday after his live BP. When it didn’t abate, he underwent an MRI and #BlueJays are still gathering information, says Charlie Montoyo.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 7, 2021
Springer participated in a live batting practice as part of his rehab from a Grade 2 oblique strain. He began the 2021 season on the 10-day injured list. The 31-year-old is eligible to return to the team on Thursday, but it certainly sounds like his latest injury will delay his debut even further.
Springer signed a six-year, $150 million deal with the Blue Jays during the offseason after spending seven seasons with the Houston Astros.
Toronto is tied for the AL East lead with a 3-2 record and will look for another victory on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers.