George Springer Undergoes MRI On Quad
Blue Jays middle fielder George Springer regarded as if he may make his 2021 debut Thursday, however there’s now not an opportunity of that taking place. Springer felt tightness in his quad whereas operating the bases on Tuesday and has undergone an MRI, Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star was amongst these to report. The Jays are nonetheless awaiting the outcomes of Springer’s MRI.
When Toronto signed Springer to the most important assure in free company – a six yr, $150MM pact – the hope was clearly that he could be a part of their lineup starting Opening Day. However the three-time All-Star suffered a Grade 2 indirect pressure throughout spring coaching, which has prevented him from debuting this yr, and this newest concern will preserve him out for not less than a little bit extra time. Springer appeared in 140 or extra video games in every season with the Astros from 2016-18, however he missed 40 contests in 2019 and sat out 9 occasions through the abbreviated 2020 marketing campaign.
The Blue Jays deliberate to enter the season with Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. flanking Springer within the outfield. Sans Springer, they’ve principally turned to Randal Grichuk in middle. Grichuk has gotten off to a scorching begin and helped offset Springer’s absence, although there’s little question the latter is the higher choice when he’s wholesome.