Blue Jays’ Brett Lawrie is put on DL; Jose Bautista is day to day

Brett Lawrie
Toronto Blue Jays infielder Brett Lawrie has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken finger.
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The Toronto Blue Jays put infielder Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right index finger.

Lawrie is expected to sit out three to six weeks.

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista was out of the starting lineup Monday night against the New York Yankees because of a mild strain to his left hamstring. He says he doesn’t expect the injury will send him to the DL.

The Blue Jays optioned catcher Erik Kratz to triple-A Buffalo and recalled outfielders Anthony Gose and Kevin Pillar from Buffalo.


Lawrie left Sunday’s game in Cincinnati after being hit by a pitch from Johnny Cueto. He is batting .244 with 12 home runs and 38 runs batted in.

Bautista left Sunday’s game and had an MRI exam Monday. He is hitting .305 with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs.

Bautista said there’s a chance he could pinch-hit in the three-game series against New York.

Reds’ Brandon Phillips sits out game


Second baseman Brandon Phillips was out of the starting lineup for the Cincinnati Reds against the Chicago Cubs because of a bruised right heel.

Manager Bryan Price said Phillips is day to day.

Phillips was injured on a backswing in the Reds’ 4-3 victory over Toronto on Sunday. He left in the fifth inning.

Nationals’ Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos start rehab assignments

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and catcher Wilson Ramos started a minor league rehab assignments at Class-A Potomac.

Harper injured his left thumb on a headfirst slide into third base April 27 and had ligament surgery two days later.

Ramos is rehabing a strained right hamstring.