Blue Jays' Lawrie close to returning

Brett Lawrie went 1-5 with a strikeout and walk in extended spring training against the Phillies on...

Brett Lawrie went 1-5 with a strikeout and walk in extended spring training against the Phillies on Saturday. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:01 PM ET

Third baseman Brett Lawrie is getting close to beginning his season with the Blue Jays.

Lawrie, who is rehabbing in Dunedin with injured left ribs, played in his third consecutive extended spring training game on Saturday and went 1-5 with a strikeout and walk.

The original plan was for Lawrie to start a rehab assignment with Class-A Dunedin.


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