Brett Lawrie may have pushed his gladiator act too far this time.



That was the clear message from Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell on Tuesday when he announced that his hard-driving third baseman suffered a significant setback in his recovery from a rib-cage injury.



Last week, all signs pointed to Lawrie rejoining the Blue Jays for the current series in Detroit. But after playing in two Florida rehab games, he woke up Monday with soreness in his right oblique muscle.