Over the weekend, reports surfaced that the Toronto Blue Jays were interested in second baseman Brett Lawrie, who was just released by the Chicago White Sox.
MLB Network’s Jon Morosi says it would be surprising if a reunion occurred for the 27-year-old Canadian and the Blue Jays, but noted things could change depending on the status of incumbent second baseman Devon Travis, who’s dealing with a knee injury that’s kept him from spring training games thus far.
“The one reason why you could see it being conceivable is the lingering concern with Devon Travis, who has yet to have an at-bat,” Morosi said Monday on The Starting Lineup on Sportsnet 590 The FAN. “[Manager] John Gibbons has voiced a little bit of uncertainty that Travis is going to be ready for opening day. If there is still some uncertainty there, then I could maybe see it later in camp, but I really think it’s a question of the medicals on Travis.”
Lawrie, a native of Langley, B.C., played parts of four seasons in Toronto before he was traded to Oakland as part of the deal that brought Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays. He hit .248/.310/.413 with 12 homers and 36 RBI in 94 games with Chicago last season.