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Lawrie exits early with minor knee soreness

Lawrie exits early with minor knee soreness

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Lawrie exits early with minor knee soreness
MILWAUKEE -- Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie left Wednesday's game against the Brewers at Miller Park with right knee soreness.

Lawrie aggravated the knee when sliding into third base in the seventh inning. When his next at-bat came in the top of the eighth, Yunel Escobar pinch-hit in his place. On the slide, Lawrie said the knee "tensed up." Usually a right-footed slider, he had been leading with his left foot instead recently because of an abrasion on the back of his left leg.

The former Brewers prospect hit two home runs in his first Major League series at Miller Park, but was 0-for-3 before exiting Wednesday's game. He said there's nothing seriously wrong with his knee, but he felt it was best to treat it as soon as possible.

"It's not enough to make me not play, but at the same time, I just thought it was time to throw some ice on it," he said. "And tomorrow we've got an off-day, which is good. We can obviously treat it tomorrow and ice it all day and then be back in there the next day."

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