George Springer is finally back.
After a whole bunch of “we’re aiming for this day! followed by “he isn’t quite there yet!” the team has officially activated Springer from the 10-day Injured List. He’s batting first in Wednesday’s lineup and is the designated hitter, a spot that Charlie Montoyo says he’ll be at quite a bit in the early going as he eases back into things.
And then there’s this… Hyun Jin Ryu has been placed on the 10-day Injured List due to the right glute strain he suffered playing against the Rays on Sunday. Travis Bergen comes up from the Alternate Site in his place.
This is obviously a huge buzzkill.
The word around Ryu initially was that his injury wasn’t serious and the team didn’t expect him to miss a start. Now he’s going on the IL and the earliest he can be activated is the finale of next week’s series against Oakland on May 6. Given the way the team has downplayed injuries to Springer, Robbie Ray, and Nate Pearson, I’m a little skeptical that Ryu will be good to go that quickly.
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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation