The Jays have weathered their injury storm

Mark Buehrle delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Mark Buehrle delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 10:26 AM ET

TORONTO - On July 8, Adam Lind went on the disabled list with a fractured right foot.

It marked the third position player to hit the DL as he joined Edwin Encarnacion, who went on the DL two days earlier with a right quad strain. Brett Lawrie, fractured right index finger, was the first of the three to be knocked out as he went on the DL June 23.

After Lind’s injury, Mark Buehrle said the following weeks would be the most important ones for the Jays and it was how they would perform before the players returned that would be telling and that it wouldn’t do the team much good to have them tumble out of contention by the time they returned to health.

On July 8, the day Lind was placed on the DL, the Jays were 48-44 and 2.5 games back of the Baltimore Orioles with the Yankees in third spot at 45-44, four games back. The Orioles, meanwhile, had a 49-40 record.

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