Sat, 01 Mar 2014 08:24:57 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said 3B Brett Lawrie (hamstring) will not play Saturday, March 1, because of a tight hamstring. Gibbons said Lawrie wanted to play, but the team is being cautious.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:23:02 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie did hot yoga in the offseason to focus on improving his core flexibility. Lawrie struggled through multiple injuries last year and admitted that playing home games on artificial turf presented more problems for him. He took more of an upright batting approach for his stance later in the year last season, which saw him put up a slash line of .346/.397/.495 in 107 at-bats in August.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:33:26 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie reported to camp early and he has been working with new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer.
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie has a ton of potential, but he has yet to reach it on a consistent basis to this point of his career. Injuries have played a major part in that. He is a nice value pick starting in Round 12 in most mixed formats.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:52:42 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie said it is tough to play with as much energy as he does on the Rogers Centre artificial turf. "It starts to wear on your body a little differently. ... Once that starts, it makes my body just a little bit off. I've been working on a lot of flexibility and just trying to stay loose. That's the thing. My body's already wound tight enough as it is."
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:44:19 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays INF Munenori Kawasaki, who is on paternity leave, will rejoin the team in New York Tuesday, Aug. 20. Manager John Gibbons said 3B Brett Lawrie could play second base or shortstop in an emergency, with 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion available to play third base.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:05:49 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie has a 10-game hitting streak as of Wednesday, Aug. 7, which is a career high.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:05:43 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said 3B Brett Lawrie will only play third base from now on.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:33:42 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays INF Brett Lawrie is starting at second base against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, July 13, with INF Maicer Izturis playing third base.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:06:30 -0700
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 13. In a corresponding move, INF Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 07:39:07 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) could return from the disabled list Friday, July 12.
Fantasy Tip: We'd hesitate before putting him into your lineups. He has struggled all season, and it may take a few weeks before he can hone his swing. He's a good buy-low target, especially with his likely move to second base.