Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette will have an MRI on his right knee


BUFFALO, NY – Toronto Blue Jays could do without a scorching shortstop Bo Bichette for at least one game while suffering from a knee injury, manager Charlie Montoyo said on Sunday.Montoyo said Bichette “felt something” in his right knee while stretching during Saturday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, and was undergoing further tests, including an MRI.

“He felt it right before he hit,” Montoyo said, adding that he only learned of the injury after the game was rained on in the fourth inning. “He was stretching and he could feel it. ”

Bichette made a single in the second inning, extending her streak to nine games.

The 22-year-old is at .361 with five homers this season, including four straight games before Saturday.

Montoyo made the injury announcement ahead of Sunday’s games against Tampa. The Blue Jays were scheduled to play the remainder of Saturday afternoon’s game, followed by another seven-innings.

The Rays were leading 1-0 when play was suspended.

Montoyo said he would not know the extent of Bichette’s injury until the MRI was completed.

“I’m going to wait and see all the tests and see where we go from there,” he said.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 16, 2020.


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