The Toronto Blue Jays made several roster moves this afternoon, placing outfielder George Springer on the 10-day IL. Springer is dealing with right-elbow inflammation.
With Springer’s injury, the Toronto Blue Jays are calling up top prospect Otto Lopez from Triple-A. Otto is ranked as the fourth-best prospect within the Blue Jays organization, according to MLB.com.
“ROSTER MOVES: OF Georger Springer (right elbow inflammation) placed on 10-day IL, retroactive to August 5 INF Otto Lopez recalled from Triple-A and will be active tonight” [email protected] Jays
Springer is batting .251 with 18 home runs and 49 RBIs. This is a huge loss for a Blue Jays team in playoff contention. Many fans took to Twitter to react to the breaking news. One fan said that Springer is not a durable player and seems to get hurt all the time.
It will be exciting to see the young prospect make his Major League debut. Welcome to the show!
It was a really tough loss for the Blue Jays as one of the team’s best defenders and power-hitters heads to the IL.
Some fans are happy to see Lopez get a chance in the big leagues.
Overall, a tough loss for the Blue Jays as Springer heads to the 10-day IL. Hopefully, for Blue Jays fans, Otto Lopez can produce enough to make up for the loss.
Toronto Blue Jays: What’s on Tap?
The Blue Jays are currently facing off against the Minnesota Twins in a crucial four-game weekend series in Minnesota. The teams have split their first two games, with the Blue Jays winning the game by a score of 9-3. Last night, the Twins were victorious by a score of 6-5 to even the series.
Tonight’s game is scheduled for 7:10 PM EDT with Mitch White of the Blue Jays facing off against Dylan Bundy of the Minnesota Twins. Following the weekend series against the Twins, the Blue Jays travel to Baltimore to face off against the Orioles.
Both of these series are critical for the Blue Jays as they look to maintain their position as a Wild Card in the American League. The Blue Jays entered Saturday with a record of 59-47. They are 2.5 games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for the first Wild Card spot.
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