MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have struck a deal to acquire third baseman Josh Donaldson from the Athletics, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Infielder Brett Lawrie, righty Kendall Graveman, and shortstop Franklin Barreto are part of the package going back. . While we wait for the rest of this deal to..." November 30
Toronto Star "It was always unlikely that Brett Lawrie would return from his oblique injury before the end of the season, but the Blue Jays confirmed he wouldn’t Tuesday when they transferred the 24-year-old infielder to the 60-day disabled list. The move was necessitated in order to clear room on the 40-man..." September 02
#BlueJays' Anthopoulos said Lawrie is out until at least September with oblique strain. Lind could be ready Monday, Encarnacion next week.
Toronto Star "The Blue Jays are back to fighting for a wild-card spot without Brett Lawrie, and for now, they’re not entirely sure how much longer their star infielder will be out. Lawrie was seen leaving the Rogers Centre prior to the game Wednesday, and after the Jays win a report said there was word he..." August 07
Toronto Star "Infielder Brett Lawrie will return to the Blue Jays in time for Tuesday’s opener of a key series against the Orioles. Lawrie has missed 36 games with a broken right index finger and made three rehab appearances with Class-A Dunedin. There was speculation he would need more rehab at the Double-A..." August 05
@wilnerness590 Ouch. Worst one. 3-6 weeks standard, I'd say a month-ish. Depends on how his grip strength is affected.
Lawrie has left the game. Tolleson in to play second base. #BlueJays
Toronto Star "Jose Bautista’s talent can sometimes be taken for granted. It’s not that he’s underrated. He’s been an all-star the last four seasons and he’s still the team’s most popular player. But since his 54-homer breakout in 2010, it has become easier and easier to forget just how good he is. You get used..." May 13
Lawrie left with tightness in right hamstring.
Tight hamstring for Lawrie. Gibbons said Lawrie wanted to play but they are being cautious and decided to give him the day off. #BlueJays
Toronto Star "When Munenori Kawasaki returned to the Blue Jays’ clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon “the noise level rose” inside the team’s locker room manager John Gibbons said. The noise level also rose inside the Rogers Centre on Wednesday night as the lovable fan favourite drew ovations at every turn..." August 15
Toronto Sun "The Blue Jays who love to run reverse plays have pulled off another one with Brett Lawrie. Beginning Thursday night they have canned the idea of having Lawrie play second base and will have him nailed own at third through the remainder of the season. Either that or until they change their..." July 26
Toronto Star "On the surface, the move of Brett Lawrie from third base to second as he returned to the Rogers Centre on Friday in an 8-5 loss to the Rays makes no sense in terms of what the Blue Jays are attempting to accomplish this year. Especially if the only other move is to have Maicer Izturis remain at..." July 20
CBSSports.com "The Blue Jays have activated third baseman Brett Lawrie off the 15-day DL, the team announced. To clear room on the roster, infielder Munenori Kawasaki was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo. Lawrie, 23, missed a little less than two months with a left ankle sprain. He went 8-for-32 (.250) with one..." July 13
Toronto Sun "When Alex Anthopoulos blew into town the other day, he had plenty of news to share. Among the highlights of a pre-game chat with the Jays’ general manager on Thursday were the following nuggets: He doesn’t expect to be able to sign the No. 1 pick from last month’s June draft, right-hander..." July 12
Toronto Sun "Hands up if you’ve heard this one before — Brett Lawrie will move to second base. That was the word — more or less — from manager John Gibbons at 4:30 p.m., during his pre-game scrum with the media. Gibbons wouldn’t come right out and say that Lawrie — on a rehab assignment for a sprained..." July 11
Sportsnet.ca "Brett Lawrie is one step closer to joining the Toronto Blue Jays. The third baseman has joined the triple-A Buffalo Bisons on the fourth and presumably final stop of his rehabilitation assignment. The Bisons announced that Lawrie will be with the team Tuesday night. The Blue Jays placed..." July 09
Lawrie took groundballs and some light BP today. Step in right direction but no immediate timeframe for return. #BlueJays
Toronto Star "Brett Lawrie’s high ankle sprain appears to be worse than first expected as the Blue Jays’ 23-year-old third baseman is now in a walking boot and has yet to participate in any baseball-related activities. “He’s not doing much, he’s banged up,” manager John Gibbons said before Friday’s game..." June 08
Gibbons said Lawrie in walking boot, no timetable for return.
Toronto Star "The Blue Jays announced Wednesday they have added third baseman Brett Lawrie to the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain. Lawrie, 23, suffered the injury in Monday’s game against the Atlanta Braves while sliding awkwardly into second base. But rather than call up a third baseman..." May 29
The Globe and Mail "Call it a subtle reminder from the baseball gods. Despite some of the shrill voices out there, what happened with Brett Lawrie on Sunday wasn’t as much of an affront as Ted Lilly refusing to hand over the baseball to John Gibbons on the mound or David Wells throwing it down the third base line..." May 28
Sportsnet.ca "Brett Lawrie counted himself lucky that the sprained left ankle he suffered in Monday’s 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves wasn’t any more severe after an awkward slide into second base prompted the Toronto Blue Jays to list him as day-to-day. “I guess you can say I dodged a bullet just from what..." May 28
Lawrie out of lineup Tuesday. DeRosa playing third and batting fifth vs. Braves and Maholm.
The Globe and Mail "Brett Lawrie has apologized to the Blue Jays after an angry dugout exchange with manager John Gibbons. Lawrie was fired up after teammate Adam Lind was held by third base coach Luis Rivera on Lawrie’s fly ball during the ninth inning of Sunday’s 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. When..." May 27
Toronto Star "The ninth-inning moment in Sunday’s dramatic 6-5 win over the Orioles became a stunning embarrassment for Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie. In fact it will be a long time before Jays’ young star will ever convince anyone about his desire to contribute on the field “for the team” — and have..." May 27
Brett Lawrie hopped to third on Bonifacio groundout, replaced immediately by Mark DeRosa. Worrying development for #BlueJays
Toronto Sun "With shortstop Jose Reyes expected to be out for another two months at minimum because of a left ankle sprain, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has decided to stick with Brett Lawrie in the leadoff spot. Hitting leadoff is something to which Lawrie is accustomed. He had 252 at-bats (61 games)..." May 01
Toronto Sun "Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie made his way through the clubhouse hugging his teammates after being called up from his rehab assignment in Dunedin, exuding a level of enthusiasm only he can reach. When he spotted Edwin Encarnacion, the Jays designated hitter stuck out his hand. Lawrie..." April 17
Sporting News "The Toronto Blue Jays have activated third baseman Brett Lawrie from the 15-day disabled list, according to The Toronto Sun. Lawrie has yet to play this season because of a rib cage injury that he suffered in early March while playing in a tune-up game for Canada in the World Baseball..." April 16
For clarification purposes, Brett Lawrie will be playing 2B for the D-Jays today. That was not a typo.
Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista may have made it back into the Blue Jays lineup but it looks like it's going to be a while before you see the return of third baseman Brett Lawrie or left-handed pitcher Ricky Romero. Both players are back in Dunedin -- Lawrie with a left rib injury and Romero working on his..." April 10
AA says Lawrie might be ready for the NY series April 19-21 or the following series in Baltimore. Taking batting practice now, "feel great."
MLB.com "Brett Lawrie took part in some light drills Saturday, but the Blue Jays still don't have a timetable for the third baseman's return. Lawrie injured the left side of his ribs while preparing for the World Baseball Classic with Canada and hasn't seen game action since early March. The Blue..." April 08
Not good news on Brett Lawrie. He still is not scheduled for minor league games according to Gibbons.
Toronto Sun "Brett Lawrie’s last tweet during the Blue Jays home opener on Tuesday night was: “Boys r lookin sharp tonight !!” Clearly the injured Jays’ third baseman was not keeping a close eye on his own position. Did the Jays miss Lawrie in the 4-1 home opening loss to the Cleveland Indians? Did they..." April 03
Lawrie expected to resume throwing today. Gibbons says BlueJays hope to get him into Minor League game this weekend.
Toronto Star "For one of the few times in his young life, Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is being cautious with his words. The normally brash, combative 23-year-old from Langley, B.C., has been notified he will be placed on the 15-day disabled list when the team heads north. Lawrie is nursing an injury..." March 26
Lawrie (ribcage) will start year on DL, gibbons says.
TSN.ca "When the Toronto Blue Jays open their season on April 2, they will do so without third baseman Brett Lawrie. On Monday, the club placed Lawrie on the disabled list due to a strained muscle he suffered on March 6 during Canada's World Baseball Classic tune-up game against the Cincinnati..." March 25
Toronto Star "Brett Lawrie insists there’s no reason to worry. Blue Jays fans, of course, will worry anyway. The injured third baseman returned to the Jays spring training complex on Tuesday morning to see team doctors and training staff after participating in a non-active role with Team Canada at the World..." March 13
Toronto Star "Brett Lawrie insists there’s no reason to worry. Blue Jays fans, of course, will worry anyway. The injured third baseman returned to the Jays spring training complex on Tuesday morning to see team doctors and training staff after participating in a non-active role with Team Canada at the World..." March 12
Toronto Sun "The naysayers and prognosticators of doom are no doubt dancing with delight what with the tweaked rib cage suffered by Brett Lawrie on Wednesday. The Blue Jays young third baseman will be lost for two to three weeks the Jays predicts but as any ‘nattering nabob of negativism’ can tell you,..." March 09
Toronto Sun "As a general manager who has absorbed more than his share of bad injury news during his tenure, the bulletin from Arizona bearing ominous tidings about Brett Lawrie’s latest medical setback turned out about as good as it could be. Lawrie felt something in his rib cage during Wednesday’s pre-WBC..." March 08
Toronto Star "In a huge blow to Canada’s hopes to advance, Brett Lawrie says he is officially out of the World Baseball Classic after suffering a strained muscle in his side in an exhibition game on Wednesday. Last season the Blue Jays' Canadian-born third baseman missed almost a month with another side..." March 07
Brett Lawrie just said he will miss at least one round of the World Baseball Classic.
Bluebird Banter "The Cincinnati Reds were in the middle of destroying Team Canada in an exhibition game in Goodyear, Arizona when the Toronto Blue Jays' and Canada's third baseman Brett Lawrie was unexpectedly pinch hit for by Taylor Green in the top of the third inning. I was listening to the Reds' broadcast of..." March 07
Toronto Sun "With his driver behaving rather recklessly years ago, the car owner Roger Penske said this about Paul Tracy, “I can teach him to slow down. But I can’t teach someone to speed up.” John Gibbons laughed when he heard the anecdote, knowing the Penske logic can apply to his dealing with third..." March 03
Toronto Sun "Brett Lawrie clobbered his first springtime home run and figures his timing is impeccable for the World Baseball Classic. Lawrie will be in the starting lineup again today against the Phillies and then head to Arizona on Sunday to join Team Canada. “I’m on time,” said Lawrie. “Those games..." March 02
Toronto Sun "It’s music to Brett Lawrie’s ears. John Gibbons doesn’t want to change him. Not a thing. Gibbons has a soft spot for Lawrie’s hell-bent-for-election attitude. He knows it’s a gift that only a handful of players have. “I’m not going to tell him to back off because that’s what got him here,”..." February 13