Wrist issues lingering for Blue Jays' Snider

Wrist issues lingering for Blue Jays' Snider

TORONTO -- Travis Snider, who spent time on the disabled list in late April and early May with a right wrist ailment, is still experiencing pain.

Snider took himself out of the Las Vegas 51s game on Thursday after feeling some discomfort in his right wrist and has not played since, missing each of the past two games.

Blue Jays manager John Farrell said it's not considered an aggravation of the previous injury, which initially occurred when he jammed it diving for a ball, but the club will take a cautious approach with Snider, nonetheless.

"He felt some of the soreness still in the wrist and felt like two days or three days down just to give him a chance to recoup was needed," Farrell said. "He needs to be re-evaluated today [Sunday] to begin swinging of a tee and taking batting practice again. There's some lingering discomfort."

Farrell said that Snider, who started off the season on a tear at the plate, can especially feel it when he's hitting.

The 24-year-old, who lost out on Toronto's starting job in left field to Eric Thames out of Spring Training, was batting .400 with four homers, 23 RBIs and a 1.170 OPS over 19 games before the initial injury occurred, which forced him to land on the seven-day disabled list.

Since coming back, he's struggled, and some of the reasons for that have become clear.

Snider was stuck in an 0-for-14 rut since returning to the 51s' lineup before going deep on May 15. The following day is when he pulled himself from the game after going 1-for-3.

The former first-round Draft pick is hitting .333 with five homers, 27 RBIs and a 1.015 OPS through 26 games.