Dee Gordon, check. Anthony Rizzo, check. Brett Lawrie… not so fast.
While many of the game's top prospects are getting called up to the big leagues, the Blue Jays' top prospect won't be coming up until at least next month, it seems. Lawrie is out at least the next two to three weeks, according to MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm on Twitter.
A CAT scan revealed Lawrie suffered a non-displaced fracture in his hand last week when he was hit by a pitch. He's been sent to Florida to maintain his conditioning and is expected to return to Triple-A Las Vegas in three weeks.
On his Twitter, Lawrie quoted the great American poet Bret Michaels, noting, "every rose has its thorn." So true Bret and Brett.
Lawrie appeared primed to be called up last week before being hit. He was hitting .354/.415/.677 with 15 home runs in 52 games for Las Vegas before the injury and had reportedly made great strides defensively at third base.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.