Last night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays saw two key players, one from each side, have to exit the game early due to being hit by a pitch.
The Blue Jays have provided an update on the embattled Springer, saying that he will get today’s series finale off while he recovers, but that they hope to have him back at some point during the team’s weekend series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
A rest day expected for George Springer today, but hope is he can return in Houston over the weekend after HBP on forearm #BlueJays
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) April 21, 2022
Springer On The Mend
Clearly, losing Springer is a tough blow for the Blue Jays, but the team seems confident that he will be back at some point over the weekend in Houston, where he would match up against his former club.
If Springer can come back soon, then the Blue Jays should be just fine as they look to take first place in the American League East division.
They sit tied for first with the New York Yankees at 7-5.
A win today and a Yankees loss would put them back in sole possession of the top spot in the division.
But in order to sustain that, they’ll need Springer back and healthy soon.
The Blue Jays seem hopeful and confident that a day off for Springer will help him get back to full strength and return at some point during the Astros series.
We’ll see how they respond to not having him in the lineup today and how long it will ultimately take him to recover.