Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Dalton Pompey, Lourdes Gurriel and Richard Urena all suffered injuries over the weekend, damaging some of the Toronto Blue Jays’ immediate minor league depth.
Guerrero appeared to tweak something in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday, leaving the game. He hasn’t played since, but the injury still appears to be just day-to-day. For more information, read Minor Leaguer’s impassioned article.
Pompey suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb, forcing him to undergo surgery and miss the next three weeks. He’s been back-and-forth between the Buffalo Bisons and Toronto this season, playing in five games with the Blue Jays. In 11 plate appearances, he has two hits and a walk.
Urena is expected to miss more than a week after receiving stitches on his right middle finger to close a cut. Like Pompey, Urena has been up in stints throughout the season with increased playing time when Aledmys Diaz was injured. He’s appeared in 11 games with an on-base percentage of .278.
Gurriel’s injury is about as minor as Guerrero’s: As of Saturday, he was day-to-day with left hamstring tightness.
On the bright side, Diaz and Randal Grichuk are back in the majors, hitting and healthy, and, as of yesterday, the Detroit Tiger’s Rally Goose is no longer perfect.