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Blue Jays News: Toronto Gets Good Update on George Springer Injury

Devon Platana
The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten a good update on outfielder George Springer's injury.
The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten a good update on outfielder George Springer's injury. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

When George Springer signed a six-year, $150 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays this offseason, fans expected him to be an everyday contributor as the c;ub took things to the next level. However, a lingering quadriceps injury has limited him to just four games played this season.

Springer has been rehabbing with Toronto's Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo over the last week, leading to the team getting a good update regarding his injury on Saturday. The Buffalo Bisons announced that Springer would be batting leadoff for the club's Saturday night tilt against the Rochester Red Wings.

George Springer Injury Update

The plan is for Springer to play in both of the Bisons' games over the weekend. If he's feeling healthy, he could rejoin Toronto as early as next week. When asked about what Springer's role will be back once he returns to MLB action, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoya told on Monday that the three-time all-star won't be coming back just to be the designated hitter.

"Now, when he [Springer] comes back, he should be able to play in the outfield. He’s not coming back to be a DH. Of course he might play center field one day and DH the next, like we do with everybody else, but when he comes back, it will be because he’s ready to play the outfield."

Charlie Montoya, Blue Jays manager

In the MLB games that he's managed to play in this season, Springer has recorded 2 home runs and 3 RBI in 15 at-bats. Assuming that his quadriceps injury will be a thing of the past, the Blue Jays are hoping that the 2017 World Series MVP can return to how he was playing in 2019. As a member of the Houston Astros, Springer finished that campaign with career-highs in both home runs (39) and RBI (96) in just 122 games played. Having that version of Springer back alongside Toronto's budding young stars could transform the Blue Jays into a legitimate American League threat.

The Blue Jays currently have the 4th-worst odds to win the AL East at +420, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, putting them only ahead of the Baltimore Orioles (+30000). When it comes to World Series odds, Toronto ranks in the top half of the league as FanDuel Sportsbook has set the Blue Jays at +2500 (13th).

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