Jays' Lawrie heading back to second?

Brett Lawrie strides into a pitch during an extended spring training game on the weekend at...

Brett Lawrie strides into a pitch during an extended spring training game on the weekend at Clearwater, Fla. Lawrie played second base during the game as the teams ponders returning him to that position. (Eddie Michels)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:15 PM ET

KANSAS CITY — Blue Jays fans, hold on to your lugnuts.

 

The winds were blowing hard at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday and, along with it, came the winds of change in the future Blue Jays lineup.

How about Brett Lawrie being the everyday second baseman and Jose Bautista the everyday third baseman with Rajai Davis and Emilio Bonifacio splitting time in right field.

That was the scenario painted Sunday morning by Alex Anthopoulos, the Jays always-thinking general manager.

Lawrie’s first game back at second base — the position he played in the minors for two years before being switched to third — came Sunday at class-A Dunedin.

The genesis of the switcheroo came about after shortstop Jose Reyes was injured in Friday’s game and the sobering news that he will be out of the lineup with a badly sprained left ankle for three months. After that game, Anthopoulos and manager John Gibbons kicked around a few ideas and this switch came out it.

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