Blue Jays will not rush Brett Lawrie back

Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/Toronto Sun)

Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/Toronto Sun)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:53 PM ET

The Toronto Blue Jays are planning ahead so not to make the same mistake twice with Brett Lawrie.

After Lawrie missed most of spring training with an oblique strain suffered while preparing for the World Baseball Classic, the Jays believe they promoted him back to the big leagues before his bat was ready for major league pitching. Their reasoning is that in the ensuing 37 games, he hit .209 with an OBP of .268 and OPS of .642.


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