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
Toronto Sun "Canadians playing for the Toronto Blue Jays have been rare. A blossoming superstar expected to play a major role for a squad contending for a World Series is unheard of. That's the position Langley's Brett Lawrie finds himself. The Canadian third baseman, who was in town to launch a Jays Care..." December 12
Toronto Sun "He knows John Gibbons well. He knows Brett Lawrie even better. "There's no betting in baseball, but my guess for an over/under is Aug. 1, the two are on a collision course," predicted one man at the 111th annual winter meetings at the Opryland Hotel on Tuesday. Under manager John Farrell,..." December 05
Bluebird Banter "After a 2011 season where he lost time to a couple of hand injuries and to a cautious management, who didn't want to call him up from the minors too soon, we all had pretty high hopes for Brett Lawrie. He hit .347/.414/.647 in Vegas and then .293/.373/.570, with 9 home runs and 7 stolen bases in..." November 04
Bluebird Banter ""He's going to be great, right?" When Brett Lawrie was called up last season at 21, his 171 plate appearances in 43 games confirmed a lot of assumptions about him as a player. He's gritty and aggressive, can cover the whole plate, and has quick bat speed. The small sample also suggested that he..." October 17
Toronto Star "It appears there's common ground between Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie and manager John Farrell. The skipper conducted his exit meeting with Lawrie before Sunday's game against the New York Yankees, and in speaking with the media afterwards, both parties seemed to agree the pivotal..." October 01
Toronto Star "Brett Lawrie, one of the Blue Jays' most prolific tweeters, threatened to sign off the social medium forever only to change his mind less than 12 hours later. The 22-year-old third baseman, who was one of the first people to tweet about the Eaton Centre shooting in June, deleted his Twitter..." September 26
Toronto Sun "Brett Lawrie is a high risk/high reward type of player who brings a lot of fire and energy and passion to the game. However, there are times where those same qualities work against him and his desire to succeed, to push the envelope, backfires on him and the team. In Friday's loss to Boston,..." September 16
SB Nation "Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie has spent over a month on the disabled list after suffering an oblique injury in a game against the Oakland Athletics August 3. He completed a three-game rehab assignment Thursday by playing in the Midwest League Lansing Lugnuts' playoff game against..." September 07
Toronto Sun "Third baseman Brett Lawrie wasn't at Comerica Park on Tuesday night as expected. Catcher Yorvit Torrealba was. In the Blue Jays' season of injuries even players on injury rehab are getting re-injured or aggravating their injuries. Lawrie had one at-bat lifted Saturday for the rookie-class..." August 22