Brett Lawrie 2B/3B TOR 14 Days

The Blue Jays placed Lawrie (back) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Blue Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.

Lawrie just returned earlier this week after missing more than a month with a finger injury, but he will be sidelined again after injuring his back in his first game off the disabled list. Munenori Kawasaki is the favorite to see most of the playing time at the hot corner in Lawrie's place, given that he saw fairly regular action there for a couple weeks prior to Lawrie's return.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B TOR 14 Days

Manager John Gibbons is hopeful that Lawrie (back) will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, John Lott of the National Post reports.

The Blue Jays are awaiting MRI results on the back injury that knocked Lawrie out of Tuesday's game, but he felt better Wednesday than the day before, so Farrell is hoping for only a short absence. Expect an update on Lawrie's status when the results of his MRI become available.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B TOR 14 Days

Lawrie (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Orioles.

In his first game Tuesday since June 22, Lawrie was removed after three innings due to a tight lower back. He relayed afterward that the ailment was first evident during pregame workouts, but his attempts to tough it out were short-lived. While he's considered day-to-day for now, Munenori will cover the hot corner Wednesday, with Ryan Goins manning second base.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B TOR 15 Days

Lawrie (back) will undergo an MRI Wednesday, but the problem is not considered serious, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

He left Tuesday's game after three innings with what was listed as lower-back tightness. Lawrie said he felt something "grabbing" in his back earlier in the day and during pre-game workouts, and was forced to take himself out of the game when the issue did not improve. It was scary to see him come out, as he had been out with a finger injury since June 22 and this was his first game back, but the injuries were unrelated and he could be back in the Blue Jays' lineup sometime this week.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B TOR 15 Days

Lawrie's return from a finger injury was short-lived Tuesday, as he exited the game after three innings with lower-back tightness, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

He was replaced by Danny Valencia at third base, and the Blue Jays are saying his removal was precautionary. If it's indeed not related to the finger injury that had kept him out since June 22, then he could be back in the lineup Wednesday, but for now consider him day-to-day.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B TOR 15 Days

Lawrie is starting at third base and batting sixth Tuesday versus the Orioles, John Lott of the National Post reports.

Following his activation from the DL, Lawrie will cover the hot corner in his first appearance since June 22. Considering the battered nature of the Blue Jays' infield, he may slot in most days at third, with Ryan Goins and Munenori Kawasaki handling the keystone.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B TOR 16 Days

Lawrie (finger) was officially activated from the 15-day DL and will start Tuesday's game versus the Orioles.

Lawrie will make his first appearance since June 22 after making a few rehab appearances at High-A Dunedin over the weekend. He figures to be in the starting infield most days and will look to pick up where he left off before the injury. In 69 games this season, Lawrie has 12 home runs, already more than he hit in 107 contests last season. The Jays placed Steve Tolleson on the paternity list to open up a roster spot for Lawrie.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B TOR 16 Days

Lawrie (finger) will be activated and slotted back into the Blue Jays' lineup Tuesday, the National Post's John Lott reports.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B TOR 21 Days

Brett Lawrie (finger) took batting practice on the field at the Blue Jays' complex in Dunedin, Florida, on Wednesday.

Lawrie also took ground balls during his work on the field, and Jays manager John Gibbons said Lawrie may be ready to begin a rehab assignment by this weekend. It's a nice development for the infielder, who was believed to still be a few weeks away from returning. He could rejoin the club in early August after a short rehab assignment if things continue to progress.

Brett Lawrie 2B/3B TOR 23 Days

Brett Lawrie (finger) has begun hitting off a tee but has yet to face live pitching.

It's not clear when he'll be cleared for batting practice. Lawrie needs to go out on a rehab assignment before returning and the expectation is that he's still at least a couple weeks away from a return. He's been on the shelf since late June with a fractured right index finger.