Blue Jays' Montoyo: 'There's a chance' Springer returns Wednesday

Shi Davidi joins Arash Madani on Blue Jays Central to discuss Tim Mayza and the Blue Jays monitoring him after coming from the injured list and the latest on George Springer and when he could possibly return.

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo isn't ruling out the possibility his star outfielder George Springer returns to the field Wednesday when he is eligible to come off the team's 10-day injured list.

Montoyo told reporters Tuesday "there's a chance" Springer will be in the lineup as the Blue Jays continue their four-game series vs. the Chicago White Sox after suffering a Grade 1 knee sprain in a collision with an outfield wall vs. the Seattle Mariners on Aug. 14.

“I don’t know how high the chance is, but there’s always a chance. He feels good right now, so we’ll see how he feels (Wednesday) after everything he did today," said Montoyo.

Regardless of the exact date of his return, the 31-year-old, who ran the bases ahead of Tuesday's tilt vs. the White Sox, won't be sent to the triple-A Buffalo Bisons for a rehab assignment.

Springer's first season in Toronto has been beset by injuries after he signed a six-year, $150-million contract in the off-season, but he had been rounding into all-star form. He was named the American League's player of the week on consecutive occasions on Aug. 2 and Aug. 9.

He is batting .269 with 16 home runs and 35 RBI in over 49 games this season.

With files from The Associated Press.

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