Blue Jays’ Danny Jansen leaves game vs. Red Sox with hamstring injury

Toronto Blue Jays' Danny Jansen, left, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. celebrate their win over the Texas Rangers in the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, July 18, 2021. (Adrian Kraus/AP)

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen was forced to leave Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox with an apparent leg injury.

Manager Charlie Montoyo announced after the game that Jansen had right-hamstring tightness. He missed nearly the entire month of June with a hamstring injury. Montoyo added that Jansen will be reassessed on the team’s off-day Thursday.

Jansen was injured in the seventh inning after running to second base on a double. Back-up catcher Reese McGuire replaced him as a pinch-runner.

If Jansen has to go on the injured list, Alejandro Kirk would be the logical call-up from triple-A Buffalo. Kirk was activated from the injured list himself Tuesday and had been on a rehab assignment at triple-A while recovering from a hip injury.

Jansen has hit .172/.257/.328 this season in just 48 games.

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