Sad News: Blue Jays “Man Of The Hour” George Springer Face A Career Ending Injury See As…

Sad News: Blue Jays “Man Of The Hour” George Springer Face A Career Ending Injury See As…

On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 5, due to right elbow soreness.

The team also announced that it has brought up infielder Otto Lopez from Triple-A Buffalo to take Springer’s spot on the roster.

Springer, 32, has been dealing with elbow troubles for the previous few months. He left the eighth inning of a June 21 loss to the Chicago White Sox because to elbow discomfort.

Springer was removed by Blue Jays manager John Schneider before the ninth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers on July 28. He injured his elbow during an at-bat the previous inning.

Springer has performed admirably while healthy, with a.251/.331/.464 slash line, 18 home runs, and 49 RBI in 338 at-bats across 89 games.

Springer was chosen an All-Star for the fourth time in his career this season, and the first in his two seasons with the Jays.

The loss of Springer will likely lead to more playing time for Raimel Tapia. The 28-year-old is hitting .277/.299/.398 with five homers and 37 RBI in 289 plate appearances. Bradley Zimmer should also see more playing time, likely as a defensive replacement late in games.

After a slow start this season, the Blue Jays have hit their stride. Their 59-47 record is the third-best mark in the American League, behind the New York Yankees and Houston Astros.

Losing Springer takes away a key piece of Toronto’s lineup, but this roster has so much offensive talent that it should be able to keep scoring runs in bunches until he returns.

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