David Cooper Has Serious Back Injury, Will Not Be Reporting To Spring Training

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Just a few minutes ago, Sportsnet's Barry Davis went on the Fan 590 to report that Toronto Blue Jays first baseman David Cooper will be missing the entire 2013 spring training. Cooper's back had been acting up lately and according to Mike Wilner's tweet, the injury is considered "serious" and he will be seeing specialists. Gregor Chisholm wrote on Twitter that it may be a long-term injury and that surgery has not been ruled out.

Cooper was considered to be the front runner to play first base for the AAA Buffalo Bisons in 2013. His injury gives Adam Loewen an opportunity to fight for the starting job with Andy LaRoche. The Blue Jays lost Mike McDade, who played first base for AA New Hampshire last season, on a waiver claim to the Cleveland Indians right before the Rule 5 draft this past offseason.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bluebird Banter

You must be a member of Bluebird Banter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bluebird Banter. You should read them.

Join Bluebird Banter

You must be a member of Bluebird Banter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bluebird Banter. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker