Blue Jays plan for George Springer to resume running Thursday

Shi Davidi and Hazel Mae take a look at George Springer's injury timeline, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Tyler Chatwood.

The Toronto Blue Jays plan for centre fielder George Springer to resume running on Thursday, according to manager Charlie Montoyo.

Springer, who is currently on the injured list with a right quad strain, has been hitting in the cage and taking batting practice but hasn't done any running to this point.

Springer was placed on the 10-day injured on May 5 after an MRI showed a re-aggravation of the quad injury that caused the 31-year-old to miss time earlier this season. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said that Springer was expected to need more than 10 days to recover from the ailment, one Springer called "extremely frustrating."

“To say extremely frustrating would be an understatement,” Springer said ahead of last weekend's series against his former team, the Houston Astros. “Especially being new to the organization, being new to the team, I was excited to come and play and attempt to help any way that I could. Obviously, I'm no good on the bench. It's extremely frustrating for me to not be able to play. That's all I want to do – play.”

Springer has played in four games for the Blue Jays this season after signing a six-year, $150-million contract in January, serving as designated hitter in all four appearances while hitting two home runs and driving in three runs in 15 at-bats.

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