Brett Lawrie bruises calf after fall
NEW YORK -- Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie bruised his right calf when he flipped over a railing trying to catch a foul pop in the third inning of their game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday.
Lawrie slammed his right leg onto an unpadded railing inside a camera well while somersaulting over the protected railing separating the deep well from the field.
The 22-year-old tried standing up but immediately went down after attempting to put weight on his leg. Several members of Toronto's staff ran from the dugout to assist Lawrie.
X-rays were negative, and he is day to day. Lawrie said he hopes to play Friday against Boston.
"I hit it so flush, and it was just a long fall. I felt like I was in the air for like 5 seconds," Lawrie said. "From where the cameras sit behind that, it looks like it kind of cuts off right there but it actually goes down like another 3 1/2 feet. So it's like a 5-, 5 1/2-foot drop. It sure felt like it."
The injury comes only two days after slugger Jose Bautista hurt his wrist swinging the bat. He was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
"Well, it was a costly series," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said after his team's 6-0 rain-shortened loss Wednesday. "Obviously getting swept, first and foremost, and then the injury to Jose in Game 1 and then today with Brett going over the railing."
Lawrie came in hitting .280 with eight homers and 34 RBIs in his second big league season. He was 0 for 2 on Wednesday.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.