Blue Jays OF George Springer undergoes MRI on quad
Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer (4) against the New York Yankees at TD Ballpark. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays OF George Springer undergoes MRI after experiencing quad tightness

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. 

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.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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