Montoyo: ‘There’s a chance’ Springer re-joins Blue Jays in Baltimore

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Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said “there’s a chance” outfielder George Springer will re-join the team during its upcoming road trip to Baltimore, but added that the team is still waiting to hear how Springer reacted to his three-game rehab stint at triple-A.

“There’s a chance but I don’t really know,” Montoyo said when asked about Springer’s status for the weekend series Thursday night. “I haven’t talked to him. I know he felt good after his game today but I don’t know how he’ll feel tomorrow. So we’ll see, but there’s a chance of that of course.”

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Springer is working his way back from a right quad strain that has kept him out of the major-league lineup since May 2. He made three starts for triple-A Buffalo this week as part of a rehab assignment, going a combined two-for-12 at the plate with one double. Springer started two of the three games at centre field and was the designated hitter in the other.

The Blue Jays signed Springer to a six-year, $150-million contract in free agency this past winter but have only been able to play him in four games at the major-league level so far this season due to the quad strain and an earlier oblique issue. The former World Series MVP went three-for-15 with two home runs in his brief stint with the Jays at the end of April.

Toronto opens a three-game set against the Orioles in Baltimore Friday. Full coverage of the game begins at 7 p.m. on Sportsnet ONE and SN Now.

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