Blue Jays' Jansen placed on IL with broken finger after being hit by pitch

Toronto Blue Jays General Manager Ross Atkins updates the media on catcher Danny Jansen being moved to the IL after being hit by a pitch and fracturing his left pinky finger against the Kansas City Royals.

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen is heading to the injured list with a small fracture on the pinky finger of his left hand after he was hit by a pitch on Monday night against the Kansas City Royals.

The club expects Jansen to be out at least two weeks.

Catcher Zack Collins is en route to Kansas City from triple-A Buffalo and will take Jansen's spot in the lineup.

Jansen was hit by a pitch from Albert Abreu in the eighth inning of Monday's 8-0 win. The Blue Jays' trainer came out to evaluate Jansen, who stayed in the game and finished it out after a brief pause.

It marks the second time on the injured list for Jansen this season. He strained his oblique in April and was out for more than a month.

Since his return on May 14, he has been one of the more productive Blue Jays -- forming a strong catching tandem with Alejandro Kirk.

Jansen is batting .232 on the season with seven homers and 13 RBI in 56 at-bats.

Collins, acquired in a trade with the Chicago White Sox prior to the season, was with Toronto earlier in the year. He is hitting .194 with three homers and nine RBI in 62 at-bats for the Blue Jays.

The second game of the Blue Jays-Royals series starts Tuesday at 8:10 p.m. ET / 5:10 p.m. PT on Sportsnet ONE.

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