• Lawrie resumed hitting late this week, but there is still no timetable for his return. Gibbons originally stated that the hope was for Lawrie to start appearing in Minor League games this weekend, but the manager admitted on Saturday that was overly optimistic.
Lawrie appears to be at least a couple of weeks from returning to the big leagues. He hasn't appeared in game for the past month because of a strained oblique muscle and will need time to get at-bats in the Minors before he is ready.
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