Toronto Blue Jays’ Brett Lawrie Is Back

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Yes, Toronto Blue Jays fans it’s true. The energetic, high velocity, turbo charged third baseman is back manning the hot corner with Gold Glove defense and contagious enthusiasm.

#13 in your program, but #1 in your hearts, Brett Lawrie is back.

The 23-year-old is fully recovered from a nagging rib cage injury he suffered in an exhibition tune-up to the World Baseball Classic during spring training. Lawrie erred on the side of caution having dealt with a similar injury the season before that held him out of the lineup for an extended period.

Lawrie has played six games and is starting to heat up making three web gems this afternoon while contributing two hits and a couple runs batted in for an 8-4 victory over their division rival New York Yankees.

Lawrie scored a run on a Melky Cabrera single barreling home from second base diving home head first at full speed. Lawrie was beyond pumped (see above photo) after scoring to the point where on deck slugger Jose Bautista was scared to offer a high five to the boisterous third baseman for fear of injury.

The Blue Jays desperately need the enthusiasm and positive vibes that Lawrie possesses to jump start this team that has under achieved to date. Lawrie is looking to build on his 2012 season where he batted .273 with 11 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 125 contests.

Clayton Richer covers the Toronto Blue Jays for Rant Sports. Follow and interact with him on Twitter at @MLBHotCornerFacebookand Google Plus

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