Per a Jays team release, the club has sent Sam “maybe the best overall stuff in our organization” Dyson back to New Hampshire in order to recall versatile corner infielder/catcher/swing-out-of-his-socks-er/celebrating-his-25th-birthday-today-er Yan Gomes.
The move is necessitated, of course, by the untimely death of Brett Lawrie, which occurred yesterday in an ill-placed and improperly-fenced camera pit at a joke stadium in the Bronx. Though, it seems as though his resurrection may be closer at hand than it looked on first blush.
Lawrie is still hoping to be able to play tomorrow in Boston, but his day-to-day injury necessitates some infield protection. #bluejays
— Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) July 19, 2012
For anyone who saw the incident– and if you somehow haven’t, check the animated GIF at Getting Blanked– or nodded along while reading that Lawrie said afterwards that “it just felt like someone took a bat and crushed me in the back of the leg,” that’s pretty fucking remarkable.
Of course, it’s not like the Jays couldn’t use an extra bat regardless, seeing as I’m pretty sure they had been employing the rather unorthodox 45-man bullpen of late.
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