Blue Jays 3B Chapman placed on IL with finger strain, Clement called up

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider provides injury updates on two recently injured players, third baseman Matt Chapman who has been added to the IL with a finger sprain as well as shortstop Bo Bichette with a quad injury.

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays have placed third baseman Matt Chapman on the 10-day injured list with a right middle finger sprain.

Infielder Ernie Clement has been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo and will be active for Monday night’s game against the visiting Washington Nationals.

Chapman, who’s hitting .248 this season with 15 homers and 50 RBIs, has been bothered by the finger issue at times this month.

Chapman, 30, left the sixth inning of Sunday’s 10-7 loss to the Cleveland Guardians after aggravating what is believed to be an earlier injury to his finger suffered while he was lifting weights.

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In 69 games this year with the Buffalo Bisons, Clement has a .339 average with 11 homers and 55 RBIs.

–with files from Sportsnet staff

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