Springer (knee) isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

Springer will be out of the lineup for a third straight game as he continues to deal with a bruised knee, and it's not clear whether he could be available off the bench. Although he's not yet ready to start Thursday, manager Charlie Montoyo is optimistic that the 31-year-old could be back in the lineup as early as Friday, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports. Alejandro Kirk will take over as the designated hitter once again while Danny Jansen starts at catcher.

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