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George Springer of the Blue Jays suffers another injury in rehab

George Springer of the Blue Jays suffers another injury in rehab

New Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer’s debut with the team could be further delayed after suffering a setback in rehab on Tuesday.

Springer, who is treating an oblique injury, felt tension in his right quadriceps during the execution of the goals, said Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo.

Montoyo said Springer had an MRI on Tuesday night and the team was still gathering information.

Springer was eligible to drop off the 10-day injured list on Thursday when the Blue Jays play their home opener against the Los Angeles Angels in Dunedin, Fla.

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The Blue Jays signed a six-year, $ 150 million deal with Springer in the United States last season.

Montoyo said that during the day on Tuesday, Springer felt it was worth having the quad checked.

“Everyone is concerned because with these injuries you never know where they are,” said Montoyo. “It’s hard because you have to be careful like with the oblique because if you make it worse, you’re really gone for a long time … You know how much he wants to play.”

In other injury news, Montoyo said left-handed starter Robbie Ray (elbow) was due to kick off live batting practice on Wednesday.

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