Blue Jays Outfielder Leaves Game With Injury


Blue Jays Manager Charlie Montoyo was visibly concerned during Wednesday night's game versus the Yankees when outfielder Teoscar Hernandez swung himself into some midsection soreness on his left arm side. Blue Jays beat writer Keegan Matheson quickly took to Twitter to report that Hernandez appeared to be in a poor state.    Hernandez was attempting to crush a signature Gerrit Cole fastball and pulled his swing too hard on the whiff. He finished the at-bat by lightly grounding out and then hobbling back to the dugout. Montoyo swapped him out of the game immediately, pinching outfielder Bradley Zimmer into his place. Reports of an upcoming MRI immediately started circulating on Twitter.  Hernandez was held out of twelve games during the 2021 season with an oblique injury that looked similar to this one.  The Blue Jays fan base holds its breath as it awaits the MRI results, which should be released later today. Hernandez has been a key batter in the Blue Jays lineup since his breakout season in 2020. He represented Toronto in the 2021 All-Star game and has already been showing signs of consistency early in this season. The 29-year-old is batting .316 with a home run and 3 RBIs over 19 at-bats so far this year. He also has a healthy .435 OBP.     

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