"We're not sure yet, but he took some groundballs, took some batting practice, did a little bit of running," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said when asked about a timeline. "But he's probably still a little ways away."
The Blue Jays are 71 games into their season, but have not had the luxury of using both Lawrie and shortstop Jose Reyes at the same time. Lawrie missed the beginning of the season with a sprained oblique muscle, and Reyes has been out since April 12 with a sprained ankle of his own.
Lawrie is hitting .209 with five homers and 14 RBIs in 37 games this season.
Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.