With Brett Lawrie getting his feet under him at third base after missing the first two weeks of the season, and Jose Bautista back in right field after back and ankle injuries, manager John Gibbons hopes that things will start to settle down defensively for the Blue Jays.

The Jays had committed 11 errors and had several more crucial mental errors in 19 games going into play Monday. Shoddy fielding has been a big contributor to Toronto's 8-11 start.

Many of the miscues, both mental and physical, were committed by players such as Maicer Izturis and Emilio Bonifacio, who were playing out of position. Now they will be back in their platoon situation at second base.

"That's their most comfortable spot," Gibbons said. "We'll look at different things, matchups, who hits who better.

Last night Bonifacio was at second while Izturis got the night off to rest a sore hamstring.

In general, Gibbons is anxious to see his team tighten up on defence.

"Routine plays have to be made," said Gibbons, "whether a bunt play, a cutoff, a relay.

"We're all going to make mistakes throughout the year. Everybody makes errors. The only thing that being a good athlete does is gives you more range and allow you to get to more balls, but you've still got to execute the game the right way."