The third baseman returned from the disabled list Friday and contributed right away after missing a month because of a right oblique injury, but the Blue Jays want to be careful with him. Farrell talked to Lawrie Friday about controlling his on-field intensity when possible, and now the team's being sure to ease Lawrie back in to regular play.
"The fact is he's had just a couple games played, he'll be back in the lineup tomorrow," Farrell said. "He played the night before [in a Minor League rehab game], traveled in here and this was just a scheduled off-day for him."
On Friday, Lawrie went 1-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and led off a 7-5 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park with a double. Left fielder Rajai Davis hit leadoff for Toronto on Saturday night at Fenway Park.