Thursday August 7th, 2014

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, the team announced Thursday

Lawrie returned from the DL on Tuesday after missing 36 games with a broken finger but exited Toronto's loss to the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth inning with discomfort in his back.

Lawrie, 24, is in his fourth major league season. He's batting .247 with a .426 slugging percentage in 70 games this year. 

With Edwin Encarnacion out with a quad injury, both of Toronto's primary corner infielders are currently injured.

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The Blue Jays currently sit four games behind the Orioles in the American League East and are a half game ahead of the Royals in the race for the second wild card.

- Dan Gartland

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