August 31, 2021 09:32 AM

Blue Jays George Springer: Swipes bag in return

Springer went 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base in Mondays 7-3 win over the Orioles.

Activated from the IL earlier in the day after recovering from a knee injury, Springer showed he was 100 percent by swiping second on the back half of a double steal with Jarrod Dyson in the third inning. Springer served as the DH on Monday and may be eased back into his defensive duties, but the 31-year-old should remain locked into the leadoff spot.

August 30, 2021 04:52 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Back in action Monday

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Springer (knee) will bat leadoff as the designated hitter Monday against the Orioles, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Springer landed on the shelf Aug. 17 with a Grade 1 left knee sprain, and hell rejoin the lineup after spending little more than the 10-day minimum on the IL. The 31-year-old was hitless in his last three games before moving to the IL, though he still has a 1.040 OPS with five homers, 14 RBI and 14 runs through 15 games in August.

August 29, 2021 01:24 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Targeting Monday return

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Springer (knee) said he expects to return from the 10-day injured list ahead of Mondays series opener against the Orioles, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

Springer wasnt able to make it back from the IL for the Blue Jays weekend series in Detroit, but the 31-year-old looks to be making continued progress in his recovery from the sprained left knee. According to Morosi, Springer ran sprints at high intensity prior to Sundays game against the Tigers, an indication that his return from the IL is near. Once Springer is officially reinstated, Corey Dickerson could be the Toronto outfielder most likely to lose out on regular at-bats.

August 29, 2021 02:08 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Continues pregame work

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Springer (knee) continues to participate in pregame drills but wont return from the injured list ahead of Saturdays game against the Tigers, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.

Manager Charlie Montoyo initially said that Springer could return from the 10-day IL on Saturday, but Springer will require at least one additional day. The 32-year-old continues to feel good after running the bases and taking batting practice during pregame work, and hes considered day-to-day. Montoyo said Saturday that Springer could return any day now.

August 27, 2021 05:56 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Not returning Friday

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Springer (knee) will take part in batting practice and outfield drills Friday, and manager Charlie Montoyo said Saturday would not be too early to activate the outfielder from the injured list, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.

The team previously indicated a Friday activation was possible, but Springer will instead continue ramping up his baseball activities. The 31-year-old could return from the injured list any day now, and it appears a rehab assignment wont be necessary before hes activated.

August 25, 2021 05:56 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Running bases, could return Friday

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Springer (knee) will be reevaluated after running the bases again Thursday and could be activated as soon as Friday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Springer is eligible to be activated from the injured list Wednesday, but the earliest hell rejoin the active roster if Fridays series opener at Detroit. The 31-year-old could return without making a rehab assignment if he checks out well after Thursdays running session.

August 25, 2021 05:04 AM

Blue Jays George Springer: Runs bases Tuesday

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Springer (knee) participated in baserunning drills prior to Tuesdays game against the White Sox, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Springer was able to resume hitting last week, and now his ability to run with some intensity marks another important step toward returning from the injured list. While it still seems unlikely that the star outfielder will be activated when first eligible Wednesday, his recent progress could be an indication that hell be able to return without going on a rehab assignment.

August 22, 2021 07:08 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Steadily increasing activities

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Springer (knee) hit in the batting cage and on the field Sunday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Since returning to the injured list Tuesday for the third time this season with a Grade 1 left knee sprain, Springer appears to have made excellent progress. If Springer is able to run the bases and take part in defensive drills in the coming days, a clearer target date for his return from the IL should come into focus.

August 20, 2021 05:16 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Progressing well

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Manager Charlie Montoyo said Friday that Springer is doing better than we thought, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Springer landed on the 10-day IL on Tuesday with a Grade 1 knee sprain. He was initially labeled as week-to-week, but Montoyos update indicates that he may be activated without having to spend much longer than the minimum 10 days on the injured list. Springer has been able to hit off a tee, but he will have to increase his baseball activities before a clearer return timeline comes into focus.

August 18, 2021 01:00 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Diagnosed with Grade 1 sprain

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Springer was diagnosed with a Grade 1 left knee sprain Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Springer landed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, but his diagnosis provides some encouragement since a Grade 1 sprain is considered relatively minor. The 31-year-old doesnt have a timetable to return but is considered week-to-week. A better idea of his status likely wont be revealed until hes able to resume baseball activities.

August 18, 2021 08:36 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Lands on IL with knee sprain

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Springer (ankle) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left knee sprain, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Springer missed Sundays game against the Mariners after spraining his left ankle Saturday. The outfielder has since begun to feel discomfort in his knee, and an MRI revealed a sprain Tuesday. The club did not comment on how long the outfielder is expected to be sidelined, but hell become eligible to be reinstated Aug. 25. Otto Lopez was called up from Triple-A Buffalo.

August 18, 2021 08:28 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Remains out of lineup Tuesday

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Springer (ankle) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

Manager Charlie Montoyo said Sunday that Springers sprained left ankle showed good improvement, but the outfielder remains sidelined for the series opener in Washington. The Blue Jays will likely provide an update on the 31-year-old later Tuesday, and for the time being, he can be considered day-to-day.

August 15, 2021 07:56 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Shows improvement Sunday

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Manager Charlie Montoyo said Springer (ankle) showed good improvement Sunday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.

Springer was held out of Sundays lineup after he sustained a mild left ankle sprain Saturday, but he didnt require imaging since he showed progress in his recovery. The 31-year-old will have at least one additional day to recover since the Blue Jays have a scheduled day off Monday, and the team will re-evaluate his progress Tuesday ahead of the series opener in Washington.

August 15, 2021 02:00 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Out of Sundays lineup

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Springer (ankle) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

Springer exited Saturdays contest with a left ankle sprain and will be sidelined for at least one game. Its considered a minor injury, but the 31-year-old will still take a seat in the series finale to take advantage of Mondays scheduled off day and provide him two straight days to recover. Corey Dickerson, Randal Grichuk and Teoscar Hernandez will start from left to right in the outfield.

August 15, 2021 11:52 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Day-to-day with ankle sprain

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Springer is day-to-day with a mild left ankle sprain, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

He left Saturdays game against the Mariners after suffering the injury trying to make a play at the center field wall. Springer was limping pretty badly as he exited the field, but he reassured manager Charlie Montoyo man, Ill be alright, according to Haes report. Toronto has an off day Monday, so its quite possible he will be held out of Sundays lineup.

August 15, 2021 12:32 AM

Blue Jays George Springer: Exits with apparent ankle injury

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Springer exited Saturdays game against the Mariners in the bottom of the seventh inning with an apparent left ankle injury, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

He grabbed his left leg/ankle after running into the center field wall while attempting to make a play. It sounded like he was limping pretty badly as he exited the field, so this could be worse than a day-to-day situation. Corey Dickerson came in to play right field with Randal Grichuk sliding over to center.

August 12, 2021 02:04 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Clocks two homers

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Springer went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs, a walk and an additional run Wednesday in the Blue Jays 10-2 win over the Angels.

Springer got the scoring started on the night with a 383-foot blast off Dylan Bundy in the third inning, then added his second solo shot in the ninth to cap Torontos offensive onslaught. The 31-year-old has been one of the majors hottest hitters in the second half, slashing .365/.431/.844 with 11 home runs, 30 runs and 24 RBI in 25 games since the All-Star break.

August 9, 2021 02:04 PM

Blue Jays George Springer: Plays hero in victory

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Springer went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI and three additional runs Sunday in the Blue Jays 9-8 win over the Red Sox.

Springer was the central figure in helping Toronto overcome a five-run deficit, with his two-out, three-run blast off Matt Barnes in the eighth inning capping the Blue Jays comeback. Though missing most of the first three months of the season due to injury has rendered Springer a poor investment on draft day, the 31-year-old has produced at a career-best level when hes been healthy. His .997 OPS on the on campaign surpasses his previous top mark (from 2019 with Houston) by 23 points.

August 5, 2021 08:44 AM

Blue Jays George Springer: Stays hot Wednesday

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Springer went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Wednesdays 8-6 win over Cleveland.

He once again led off the game for Toronto with a solo shot, but Springer was just getting warmed up. The 31-year-old is more than making up for his late beginning to the season, posting a career-high 1.021 OPS through his first 38 games as a Blue Jay with 13 homers, 27 RBI and 31 runs.

August 4, 2021 11:36 AM

Blue Jays George Springer: Crushes another leadoff homer

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Springer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, two RBI and two runs in Tuesdays 7-2 win over Cleveland.

Springer bashed his 41st career leadoff homer off Zach Plesac in the first, then completed his outstanding performance with a double and a sacrifice fly. Since the All-Star break, nobody has hit more home runs in the American League than the former Astro. In that span, Springer has paced the Blue Jays in batting average, runs scored, OBP, SLG and OPS.

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