Blue Jays’ Springer out day-to-day with mild ankle sprain

Toronto Blue Jays' George Springer runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer exited Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a left ankle sprain after attempting to catch a fly ball in the bottom of the second inning.

The three-time All-Star leaped near the centre-field wall to catch a ball hit by Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe before landing awkwardly.

He was checked out by the training staff.

Springer finished the inning in the outfield before taking an at-bat in the top of the third and ultimately left the game afterward.

Raimel Tapia replaced Springer in the Blue Jays’ lineup.

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Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo provided an update post-game and said Springers will be out day-to-day for now.

The Blue Jays fell 5-2 to the Rays as their losing streak extended to five games.

Hyu Jin Ryu takes the mound for the second game of the set Saturday with the first pitch scheduled for 6:10 p.m. ET. Coverage begins with Blue Jays Central at 5:30 p.m. ET/ 2:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet NOW.

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