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Friday, July 11, 2014

Blue Jays Injury Update: Adam Lind DL stint shorter than expected


By on 7/11/2014 05:45:00 PM

UPDATE: Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca has learned that Adam Lind may get to return to the Blue Jays lineup in late July to early August.
This comes as far better news than originally reported when the Blue Jays thought Lind might have to miss six to eight weeks.
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ORIGINAL: The Toronto Blue Jays' fall from first place coincides almost perfectly with the slew of injuries that have happened to the team in recent weeks. Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie are the two most key players currently out, and now first baseman Adam Lind has joined them on the disabled list.



MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm and Sportsnet's Shi Davidi both report that the Blue Jays have placed Lind on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right foot found on July 7. He fouled a ball off his foot a month earlier but kept playing. An MRI this week revealed the fracture -- hence, the disablement. The Blue Jays expect him to miss six to eight weeks, which would mean at least late August before he returns.

Lind was filling in at first for Encarnacion, who is out with a right quadriceps strain. Lind discussed the MRI results, which both Chisholm and Davidi quoted. Said Lind,
"I don't know if I'm surprised, They just said bone bruise, they said it couldn't do any more damage. I wasn't showing any improvement, and I had enough really. I needed another exam than just an X-ray or a CT scan. My mom wanted me to get an MRI, which I hadn't had yet because it wasn't getting any better. So I asked for an MRI, and it showed up."
Lind was hitting .320 with 4 HR and 27 RBI in 61 games. He had fallen to just .174 in his last 10 games.

Dan Johnson, called up from Triple-A, will likely play first until Encarnacion returns at the end of July. Johnson hit .357 in 19 games for the Blue Jays earlier in the season.

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