Jays' Springer out with right quadriceps strain, unlikely to appear in Angels series

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DUNEDIN, Fla. — Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer will be out for the foreseeable future with a right quadriceps strain.

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said before his team's season debut at its temporary home base of Dunedin that Springer has a “low-grade” strain and isn't expected to appear in Toronto's four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels.

Springer, who signed a six-year, US$150-million deal with Toronto in the off-season, has yet to make his Blue Jays regular-season debut.

An oblique injury kept him out of Toronto's six-game season opening road trip against the New York Yankees and Texas.

Springer was eligible to come off the 10-day injured list Thursday, but his recovery suffered a setback when he felt tightness in his right quadriceps while running the bases Tuesday and went for an MRI.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 8, 2021.

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