Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Sunday that Springer (quadriceps) began a running progression, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
Atkins noted that Springer is only in the early stages of his running program, so the 31-year-old's return from the 10-day injured list doesn't appear to be forthcoming. Springer will be slowly built back up to playing a full nine innings in the outfield before the Blue Jays seriously consider activating him, though it's unclear if he'll be sent out on a traditional minor-league rehab assignment in order to achieve that. Springer's ongoing absence will continue to allow Randal Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel to handle everyday roles in the outfield.
Springer (quadriceps) has been able to swing but isn't expected to start running until Thursday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Springer has appeared in just four games this season, as he missed most of April with a strained quadriceps and aggravated the injured soon after returning to action. He'll be eligible to return from his second stint on the injured list Thursday, though he's not expected to be ready just yet. Exactly when he'll be back remains to be seen.
Springer was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right quadriceps strain, retroactive to May 3, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The 31-year-old served as the designated hitter in four games since being activated from the injured list last week, but he's back on the shelf since he aggravated the quad injury. Springer will be eligible to return from the injured list next week, but the Blue Jays figure to remain even more cautious to avoid rushing him back the second time around; consequently, he figures to be sidelined beyond the minimum 10 days. Jonathan Davis was recalled in a corresponding move and will provide outfield depth for Toronto.
Springer (quadriceps) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
The 31-year-old will be out of the lineup for the third consecutive contest since leaving Sunday's game with leg fatigue. Springer did some pregame running Tuesday, but manager Charlie Montoyo said the session went "not great, not bad" following the contest. According to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun, the outfielder underwent an MRI on Wednesday, and his status should receive more clarity once the results are announced.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Springer's (quadriceps) pregame running Tuesday went "not great, not bad," and the outfielder is still considered day-to-day, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
The 31-year-old exited Sunday's contest with leg fatigue and has been held out of the lineup the past two days. Montoyo's comments don't paint a particularly optimistic picture for his potential availability Wednesday. It doesn't sound as though Springer has suffered a setback, but he's still battling some issues since returning from the injured list last week.
Springer (leg) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Athletics.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said the 31-year-old's absence Monday was a scheduled rest day, but the outfielder is out again Tuesday after exiting Sunday's contest with general leg fatigue. Springer has exclusively served as the designated hitter since returning from the injured list last week and is clearly less than 100 percent.
Manager Charlie Montoyo stated Springer's absence from Monday's lineup against the Athletics was a scheduled rest day, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Springer was pulled from Sunday's matchup due to leg fatigue, but it had nothing to do with being held out of Monday's game. He should be back in the starting nine for the second contest of the series Tuesday.
Springer (leg) will sit Monday against the Athletics.
Springer was pulled from Sunday's game against Atlanta with what was reported to be general leg fatigue, as he'd started four games in five days after returning from a quadriceps strain that cost him most of April. It's unclear whether or not that diagnosis has changed or if he's simply been given a day to rest. Lourdes Gurriel will rest his legs as the designated hitter Monday.
Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said after Sunday's 7-2 win over Atlanta that Springer was removed in the sixth inning due to general leg fatigue, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. "We're going to be careful with him, so we took him out. It was the best thing for him," Montoyo said.
Montoyo went on to say that Springer -- who went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before departing -- was feeling a little exhausted after playing three days in a row following his reinstatement from the injured list, so the Blue Jays elected to err on the side of caution by pulling him from the contest early. Fortunately, Springer doesn't seem to be dealing with any sort of setback related to the left oblique strain or the right quadriceps strain that sidelined him for most of the first month of the season. Springer appears likely to rejoin the starting nine for Monday's series opener in Oakland, but fantasy managers will still want to revisit his status before locking him into weekly lineups.
Springer was lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against Atlanta and may be nursing an injury, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
While Toronto has yet to announce that Springer's early removal was the result of an injury, Matheson notes that the 31-year-old didn't look fully comfortable swinging during his three at-bats on the afternoon, and he also slipped while coming out of the batter's box and never got up to full speed while running out a second-inning groundout. Toronto should provide an update on Springer after the game concludes, but for now, his status is uncertain heading into the Blue Jays' upcoming seven-game week.
Springer went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in the 6-5 win over Atlanta on Saturday.
Springer homered once off Charlie Morton in the third inning and again off Luke Jackson in the seventh inning in his third game with Toronto. Fans patiently awaited Springer's debut and he came up big with his first pair of home runs for the Blue Jays. In 2020, Springer batted .265 with 14 home runs and 32 RBI across 51 games.
The Blue Jays will activate Springer (quadriceps) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports. He'll serve as Toronto's designated hitter and bat leadoff in his first game of the season.
Toronto's high-priced offseason pickup will finally get the chance to debut after he spent the past four-plus weeks recovering from a Grade 2 left oblique and a right quadriceps strain. Though the Blue Jays appear confident in his health, Springer is still expected to be eased into the mix as a DH initially before gradually settling into a full-time role in the outfield. His return should provide a big boost to a Toronto squad that has gotten a collective .653 OPS from its leadoff hitters this season.
Springer (quadriceps) will not be activated Tuesday, Ben Wagner of Sportsnet reports.
There was a report Sunday that Springer had a good chance to be activated Tuesday against the Nationals, but that move will be delayed by at least one day. Springer ran on the field prior to Tuesday's game, and his quad is still not 100 percent.
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Sunday that Springer (quadriceps) has a "good chance" to return from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Springer is slated to play a full game in center field at the Blue Jays' alternate training site Sunday, and Montoyo is optimistic that the 31-year-old will be able to make his season debut in Tuesday's series opener against Washington. Springer appeared in 10 spring games this year and hit .240 with a home run, two RBI and two stolen bases.
Springer (quadriceps) was scheduled to play a full game in center field Sunday at the Blue Jays' alternate site, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
The rehab game likely represents the final hurdle Springer will need to clear before making his return from the 10-day injured list. The Blue Jays are off Monday, so the team will likely re-evaluate Springer that day before determining if he's ready to make his team debut Tuesday against the Nationals. Teoscar Hernandez (illness) is also nearing a return from the COVID-19 injured list, so the Blue Jays should soon be back to full strength in the outfield for the first time this season.
Springer (quadriceps) is unlikely to make his season debut Sunday against the Rays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Springer played in an intrasquad game Friday and is feeling good Saturday. As a result, he's slated to appear in another intrasquad game Saturday. Manager Charlie Montoyo said that he doesn't expect Springer to return Sunday since the team doesn't want to rush him back from the injured list. The center fielder appears to be nearing his return.
Springer (quadriceps) will be monitored after Friday's intrasquad game and could make his season debut Sunday against the Rays, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Springer played center field and sprinted at least five times during a simulated game at the Blue Jays' alternate training site Friday. The next step in his recovery will depend on how he feels following his appearance in the sim game, but manager Charlie Montoyo said that there's a possibility that Springer could return to game action for Sunday's series finale in Tampa Bay.
Springer (quadriceps) will play in an intrasquad game Friday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Springer has been taking part in full activities for the last week as he builds back to full strength. The 31-year-old will play center field during Friday's intrasquad game, and general manager Ross Atkins said that Springer is close to being cleared for his regular-season debut with the Blue Jays.
General manager Ross Atkins said Sunday that Springer (quadriceps) is "running and doing all of the baseball activities" at the Blue Jays' facility in Florida, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. "Not quite at 100 percent with all of it, but getting live [batting practice] reps here in the coming hours and days," Atkins said. "He's had good defensive action. He's had plenty of reps in the batting cage and he's running again, so I think it's a matter of us being disciplined to the process and being disciplined to that progression to make sure that we don't move too quickly [with his activation]."
Atkins' update more or less aligns with reports that have come out the last few days about Springer, indicating that all is sound in his recovery from the right quad strain. Springer was initially forced to the 10-day injured list due to an oblique strain, but he's completely past that issue and is now looking to shake off the quad concern. He could be a candidate to make his Toronto debut during the team's upcoming homestand that begins April 27.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Saturday that Springer (quadriceps) will start taking live batting practice in the coming days, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Springer has been coming along slowly in his recovery process but has been running in recent days. The 31-year-old has been ruled out through the team's current road trip that runs until April 25, but it's been encouraging to see him increase his activities recently. Randal Grichuk, Jonathan Davis and Josh Palacios should continue to fill in while Springer and Teoscar Hernandez (COVID-19) are sidelined.
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|05/01||vs ATL||W 6-5||5||2||2||2||3||0||0|
|04/30||vs ATL||W 13-5||3||1||1||0||0||2||1|
|04/28||vs WAS||L 2-8||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2012||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||22||73||8||16||3||0||2||5||6||25||4||2||.219||.287||.343|
|2013||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||73||273||56||81||20||0||19||55||42||96||23||5||.297||.399||.579|
|2013||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||62||219||50||68||7||4||18||53||41||65||22||3||.310||.425||.626|
|2014||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||13||51||17||18||4||1||3||9||9||15||4||0||.353||.459||.647|
|2014||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||3||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||3||1||2||0||.250||.571||.500|
|2015||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||5||18||4||5||1||0||0||0||2||6||1||0||.278||.350||.333|
|2019||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||3||10||3||4||0||0||2||5||4||1||1||0||.400||.571||1.000|