Center Field - Toronto Blue Jays
Height: 6' 3"
Date of Birth: September 19, 1989 (31 years old)
Blue Jays' George Springer: Coming along slowly
Springer (quadriceps) will not accompany the Blue Jays on the upcoming road trip that runs through April 25, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.He took batting practice Tuesday, but will be getting work in at the alternate training site while Toronto heads out on a nine-game road trip that is followed by an off day. This means the soonest he could rejoin the lineup is April 27 against the Nationals. Manager Charlie Montoyo said Springer's quad is doing better but he is not ready for to do more than hit.
Blue Jays' George Springer: Over oblique issue, managing quad
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Springer has made a full recovery from the oblique strain he suffered late in spring training, but the outfielder remains day-to-day while he works through a right quadriceps strain, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.Springer appeared close to a return from the 10-day injured list until last Tuesday, when he experiencing tightness in his quad while running the bases. The Blue Jays slowed down Springer's rehab program as a result, but he already seems to be making good progress from what an MRI revealed was a low-grade quad strain. He'll look to steadily increase his activities in the days to come, but the Blue Jays have yet to release a firm target date for Springer's 2021 debut.
Blue Jays' George Springer: Unlikely to return during homestand
Springer (oblique/quadriceps) is unlikely to return during the Blue Jays' upcoming homestand that runs from April 8-14, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.Springer felt tightness in his right quad while running the bases Tuesday, and he underwent an MRI to determine the severity. Springer was diagnosed with a low-grade quadriceps strain following his examination. The 31-year-old appeared to be close to a return prior to his setback, but he'll now be sidelined for at least another week.
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