Brett Lawrie's return lasted just 3 innings, he left before the top of the 4th. No word on the reason why yet, but it has to be an injury of some sort.
Well, not some sort, this sort:
Lawrie removed as a precaution because of "lower back tightness" #BlueJays— steve buffery (@Beezersun) August 6, 2014
Brett, we really do need you. Recover quick.
Lawrie looked like he injured himself in his first at bat in the bottom of the second inning. He singled but missed first base as he was rounding it, causing him to break awkwardly before returning to first. However, he told Barry Davis of Sportsnet that his back was already bothering him during batting practice:
Lawrie says this is the first time he's had lower back issues. "It was grabbing at me during bp and got worse once game began" #bluejays— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) August 6, 2014
After the game, we were told that Lawrie will have an MRI done tomorrow and will be considered day-to-day even though it had loosened up during the game after some treatment:
Brett Lawrie will have an MRI tomorrow, says he has no history of back issues, but it was something "just grabbing" at him. #BlueJays— Megan Robinson (@RobinsonMegan) August 6, 2014
Blue Jays' manager John Gibbons says Brett Lawrie is now day-to-day with a tight back.— Sportsnet590 The FAN (@FAN590) August 6, 2014
After getting treatment during the game, his back loosened up but he wants to see how it feels in morning and results of MRI. #bluejays— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) August 6, 2014
The Blue Jays have two more days before they have to decide on a roster move as Steve Tolleson must return to the roster by Friday.