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Lourdes Gurriel Jr., out for season with hamstring strain

Gurriel suffered a grade 2 strain in Monday night’s game against the Houston Astros.

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Justin Smoak argues a called third strike by home plate umpire Kerwin Danley.
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The Toronto Blue Jays announced Tuesday afternoon that Lourdes Gurriel Jr., suffered a grade two hamstring strain on Monday night against the Houston Astros, ending his season.

Gurriel left the game after one at-bat with an apparent leg injury. After grounding into a double play, Gurriel injured his hamstring while running to first and was replaced by Yangervis Solarte. He was playing in his first MLB game against his brother, Yuli Gurriel.

Gurriel, in 65 games this season, has been worth 0.1 WAR with a .281 batting average and .309 on-base percentage. In 263 plate appearances, he’s walked only nine times, striking out on 59 occasions. Gurriel played 46 games at shortstop and 24 at second base in his first season in the majors. He also spent time in double-A and triple-A.

The news came just as the Blue Jays announced that Aaron Sanchez had surgery on his finger. The team is hopeful that Sanchez will be ready for spring training.

Toronto continues its trek to the end of the season tonight when it plays the Houston Astros at 7:07 ET with Sam Gaviglio on the mound. The Blue Jays have five games remaining in the year.