Blue Jays lose Jose Bautista, Brett Lawrie to injury
Jose Bautista (leg tightness) and Brett Lawrie (fractured finger) were both forced out of Sunday's game for the Blue Jays.
Lawrie was hit in the hand with a pitch -- the third time this week he took one off his hand -- and left with what has been announced as a fractured right index finger. Given that Lawrie's right-handed and one can't throw a ball with a broken finger, it's rather obvious he's headed for the disabled list.
Bautista's injury seems less significant, as it's been announced that he left with tightness in his left leg. There's no further, official word on the issue, but that certainly sounds like something that is a day to day type injury.
Lawrie, 24, is hitting .244/.299/.419 with 12 homers and 38 RBI on the season. With him out, the Blue Jays can use Juan Francisco at third and Steve Tolleson at second. Tolleson had to play right field Sunday, though, with Bautista out and Munenori Kawasaki manned second.
Bautista, 33, is hitting .305/.433/.526 with 15 homers and 49 RBI this season.
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