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Toronto Blue Jays place George Springer (knee) on injured list

Aug 14, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA;  Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer (4) is unable to catch a ball hit for a triple by Seattle Mariners first baseman Ty France (not pictured) during the seventh inning at T-Mobile Park. Springer would exit the game after suffering an apparent injury to his lower leg on the play. Mandatory Credit: Abbie Parr-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer (4) is unable to catch a ball hit for a triple by Seattle Mariners first baseman Ty France (not pictured) during the seventh inning at T-Mobile Park. Springer would exit the game after suffering an apparent injury to his lower leg on the play. Mandatory Credit: Abbie Parr-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays placed outfielder George Springer on the injured list Tuesday with a left knee injury.

Springer, 31, exited Saturday’s loss to the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning after trying to make a leaping catch at the outfield wall.

Springer has already had two lengthy IL stints this season. He missed about a month with a left oblique strain and over six weeks with a right quad strain.

In 49 games this season, Springer is hitting .269 with a .362 on-base percentage, 16 home runs and 35 RBIs.

Springer in his first season with Toronto after signing a six-year, $150 million contract in the offseason.

Infielder/outfielder Otto Lopez was called up from Triple-A Buffalo to replace Springer on the active roster. Lopez, 22, is hitting .324 with 25 doubles and 46 RBIs in 80 minor league games across two levels this year.

–Field Level Media