Montoyo said the Blue Jays are being cautious with Springer — who they signed to a six-year, $160-million contract in the off-season.
"We want him to be comfortable," said Montoyo, per Sportsnet's Arden Zwelling.
Montoyo added that Springer doesn't need to go on the injured list right now and the hope is that he'll be "all right in the next couple of days."
Montoyo says Springer feels better than he did before he was activated: “He doesn’t need to go on the IL right now. That’s for sure."
Also adds: "If it doesn't work out, we'll put him on the IL. But our hope is that he'll be all right in the next couple of days."
— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) May 5, 2021
The star outfielder spent the beginning of the season recovering from separate oblique and quadriceps issues.
Springer hasn't played since Sunday when he was lifted in the sixth inning of the club's 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves due to leg fatigue.
The three-time all-star sat out Monday's opener vs. the Athletics in what Montoyo said was a planned day of rest.
The 31-year-old made his Blue Jays debut on April 28 and served as the team's designated hitter for four games, recording a .200 batting average with two home runs and three RBI in 15 at-bats.
You can watch the Blue Jays take on the Athletics on Tuesday, starting at 9:40 p.m. ET on Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet NOW.