Injured Blue Jays Outfielder Showing Positive Progress


The Toronto Blue Jays might be getting their All-Star outfielder back from injury sooner than later.

Teoscar Hernandez, who has been on the 10-day IL because of a left oblique strain, showed positive steps towards his return to game action by participating in batting practice today.

This is definitely good news for the Toronto slugger, as his recovery seems to be progressing along smoothly. 

And, according to Blue Jays reporter Mitch Bannon, the decision of whether or not Hernandez takes part in a rehab assignment, before eventually returning to the Jays lineup, will be up to him.


While there does not appear to be a timetable for Hernandez's return at this point in time, the outfielder is making significant steps in the right direction for his inevitable return.

Hernandez had a career year last season, putting up career highs in home runs (32), RBIs (116), and stolen bases (12), en route to becoming an All-Star for the first time.

If the Blue Jays are going to compete in the always tough AL East, the team will need Hernandez back in the clean-up spot, especially if he can offer similar or better stats in comparison to last season.

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