A few items coming from the Twitter fingers of the reporters down at Rogers Centre today that just seem too big to leave until tonight’s Game Threat, as we have new word on the progress of three key Jays who’ve been injured throughout the club’s recent run back towards quasi-respectability…
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) June 19, 2013
So… that’s some good news– at least, in a relative sense, as far as Morrow goes. And there’s more!
Lawrie took groundballs and some light BP today. Step in right direction but no immediate timeframe for return. #BlueJays
— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) June 19, 2013
It’s June 19th, and Brett Lawrie and Jose Reyes have still yet to play a game together as members of the Toronto Blue Jays, which is rather fucked, when you think about it– especially given their current state of, as I said, quasi-respectability. And shit, with Lind and even Colby Rasmus actually hitting, a lineup of Reyes-Bautista-Encarncion-Lind-Cabrera-Rasmus-Lawrie-Arencibia-Izturis on a pretty-much day-to-day basis (at least against right-handers), looks downright a-fucking-OK.
Not that, as Gregor’s tweet suggests, Lawrie is particularly close. But he’s at least out of the walking boot for certain now, and resuming baseball activity, which… I’ll totally take.
As for Morrow, no news is good news. It’s not great that he’s still on the shelf, and shut down from throwing, but several clowns on Twitter were convinced yesterday that the next time they saw his name would be in a sentence beginning with the words “Tommy John” and continuing with the words “surgery is needed for” and then finishing up with… y’know… his name.
A couple more Reyes notes, regarding his progressing rehab assignment:
Reyes will play with the Bisons through the weekend, Gibby said. After that, “who knows?” Might join #bluejays on road trip, might not.
— Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) June 19, 2013
Gibbons says the #Bluejays have discussed scenarios, but there’s no plan, yet, on what corresponding IF move will be made when Reyes returns
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) June 19, 2013
— Mike Harrington (@BNHarrington) June 19, 2013
The infield move pretty much has to be demoting Munenori Kawasaki, unfortunately. But other than, good news all around!