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Jays' Lawrie close to be called up... again

Posted on: August 2, 2011 10:10 pm
 
Brett LawrieBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Once again, Blue Jays prospect Brett Lawrie is knocking on the door of the big leagues.

Lawrie was on the verge of being called up in May when he was hit in the hand by a fastball, suffering a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. But he's back and in 16 games with Triple-A Las Vegas since coming off the disabled list, Lawrie is hitting .344/.417/.625 with three home runs.

Blue Jays manager John Farrell told reporters Lawrie was still in the team's immediate plans.

"We haven't changed from our goal of getting him at-bats and games played at the big-league level prior to September," Farrell told reporters, including Ken Fidlin of QMI Agency.

When he's called up, the team will have to make a decision not at third base, but in right field. Jose Bautista will move from third base to right field. The team could send down either outfielders Travis Snider or Eric Thames, or release designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion.

Thames is hitting .285/.326/.485, while Snider is hitting .236/.282/.368. Both are young, though. Thames is 24 and Snider is just 23. That could mean the odd man out is  Encarnacion. Encarnacion, 28, is hitting .270/.314/.444, but has seen his homers decrease to just nine this season in 325 plate appearances. Last season he had 21 homers in 367 plate appearances.

"The most important thing is that we're getting to a point with our roster that performance -- what you do between the lines -- directly impacts that decision," Farrell said. 

Lawrie was acquired in the offseason in a trade with the Brewers that sent Shaun Marcum to Milwaukee and sent Lawrie, a native of British Columbia, to Toronto.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Jays' Lawrie close to be called up... again

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Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:23 am
 

Jays' Lawrie close to be called up... again

jenkins... stop frothing at the mouth you are not getting him...I know he would be an upgrade from that chump you guys have playing third but were not giving him up! So ...fuhgetttt about it!!!!



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Jays' Lawrie close to be called up... again

HELLO????? didnt you read the article. He would have been up a long time ago but he got hurt and had to rehab. He would have broke spring with the team or been one of the first up if he was healthly. He had to heal and rehab. He will be up to stay unless he gets hurt again before being called up.



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Jays' Lawrie close to be called up... again

WHAT ARE YA WAITING FOR ......YOUR OUT OF IT FOR 2 MONTHES ALREADY...BRING EM UP  AND SEE IF HE CAN BE A PLAYER..HE CAN T BE ANY WORSE THEN ENCARNACION!


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