Toronto Blue Jays fans will have to wait a little longer for slugger George Springer to make his debut, as he unfortunately suffered a setback on Tuesday.
While the hope was that Toronto Blue Jays fans would be able to see star offseason acquisition George Springer make his debut on Tuesday night, that’s not going to be the case. The slugger still needs a little bit more time before he can take the field, per Blue Jays insider Ben Wagner.
Springer tried giving things a go during warm ups, but he’s still feeling discomfort in his quad. Because of this, the team is going to hold off on having him suit up. They obviously want to play things safe here and not rush him into action.
George Springer’s quad is not at 100 percent just yet
Back in January, Springer and the Blue Jays agreed to a monster contract, with the team signing him to a six-year, $150 million deal. Fans all over Toronto rejoiced when they heard the news, as he was no doubt one of the biggest free-agent signings from last offseason.
Despite the excitement still being through the roof, Springer’s quad injury sure has put a bit of a damper on things. Everyone in Toronto can’t wait to see what he can do for the squad, but this nagging injury is preventing things from getting underway.
Regardless, Springer will be able to make that highly-anticipated debut sooner than later. When he does, he’ll hope to keep his excellent form at the dish in tact. Last season, the three-time All-Star hit 14 homers and added 32 RBI in 51 games. He spent the first seven years of his career with the Astros before joining the Blue Jays.
Soon enough, the wait will be over for the Toronto faithful who can’t wait to see him belting dingers for the club.