Jun 18, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is hit by a pitch in the 4th inning against the New York Yankees during the MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays infielder Brett Lawrie breaks finger, may miss 3-6 weeks


The bad breaks (no pun intended) just keep coming for the Toronto Blue Jays after Brett Lawrie broke his finger today after being hit by a pitch. Ironically enough, the fracture come just days after Laweire was hit in his other hand by a pitch though didn’t miss much action with that.

The same won’t be said with this injury though as initial reports suggest Brett Lawrie suffered a broken right index finger, which many believe to be the most difficult to heal given it’s needed to grip the bat. All that said, while the Toronto Blue Jays have yet to give an official time table, similar injuries have cost players anywhere between three and six weeks of recovery time, not including a rehab stint which he’ll certainly need to go on.

It’s a tough blow for the Jays who’ve continued to play well despite a rash of injuries this season. They also lost slugger Jose Bautista today as well, though his injury is not expected to be as serious as Lawrie’s.

As for the sometimes second baseman, sometimes third baseman, he had struggled to start the season but recently had turned things around and had already eclipsed his season high in home runs with 12, though what will happen to his power stroke once he returns is unknown. Often we see players break a bone in their hand and struggle to regain their power for a few months, despite the fact that they’re able to return to the diamond before that.

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