Who's on third if Lawrie's at second?

Brett Lawrie could be the Jays' everyday second baseman when he returns from his injury rehab after...

Brett Lawrie could be the Jays' everyday second baseman when he returns from his injury rehab after the all-star break. (QMI Agency file photo)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:32 AM ET

Hands up if you’ve heard this one before — Brett Lawrie will move to second base.

That was the word — more or less — from manager John Gibbons at 4:30 p.m., during his pre-game scrum with the media.

Gibbons wouldn’t come right out and say that Lawrie — on a rehab assignment for a sprained ankle that has kept him out of the lineup since May 27 — will be the Jays’ new second baseman. But he laid the foundation for the move like an expert brick-layer working on a foundation.

It is the Jays’ plan of the moment and, just like the fickle weather in Chicago, you can wait a half hour and find they have moved in another direction altogether.

Right now, however, the plan calls for Lawrie to hone his craft at triple-A Buffalo and when he returns to the Jays following the all-star break, he will most likely line up at second.


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