BASEBALL — 17 May 2012

The Toronto Blue Jays will be without Brett Lawrie Thursday night in the final game of the two-game series against the New York Yankees.

The Blue Jays were able to have Lawrie in the lineup last night as they decided to appeal the four-game suspension.

They have since rescinded the appeal, so he will be out of the lineup for Thursday night’s game and the entire series in Toronto this weekend vs. the New York Mets.

Tonight, the lineup will have a few adjustments made, the Blue Jays decided Thursday to do something about the struggling Adam Lind; they sent him to triple-A Las Vegas and called up 24-year-old Yan Gomes. Gomes will start in place of Brett Lawrie on third base.

Lind is is batting .186 (22-118) this season with six doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs in 34 games.

Gomes, 24, will become the first Brazilian born player to appear in a Major League game.

Edwin Encarnacion is expected to be replacing Lind at first base and Ben Francisco will move into the DH slot.



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