Lawrie out for season with injured finger
Exciting Jays' rookie third baseman Brett Lawrie suffered a fractured right middle finger taking groundballs during pre-game batting practice at the Rogers Centre on Wednesday and will be out for the remainder of the '11 season. The 21-year-old native of Langley, B.C. was batting .293 with nine home runs and seven steals in 43 games since his recall on August 5.
Lawrie has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and will not accompany the Jays on the final road trip to Tampa and Chicago. Lawrie became the fourth player among active major-leaguers with at least nine homers and 25 RBIs in his first 43 games, joining Albert Pujols, Chris Davis, Adam Dunn and Jeff Francoeur.
Lawrie missed two months earlier in the season at AAA-Las Vegas with a fractured bone in the back of his left hand, delaying his eventual promotion to the majors until August 5. He was named third baseman on Baseball America's 2011 minor-league all-star team, batting .353 with 18 homers and 61 RBIs in 69 games