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Blue Jays first baseman Tellez goes on injured list with knee strain

Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez hits a home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on September 6, 2020, in Boston. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo says first baseman Rowdy Tellez will likely go on the 10-day injured list after an MRI exam revealed a right knee strain. Tellez was replaced for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the New York Yankees at Buffalo's Sahlen Field. He hurt his knee while chasing a pop-up in foul territory in the top half of the frame. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Steven Senne
September 09, 2020 - 2:52 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday after an MRI exam revealed a right knee strain.

Tellez hurt his knee while chasing a pop-up in foul territory on Tuesday night at Sahlen Field. He was replaced for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Toronto's 2-1 win over the New York Yankees.

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, speaking on a video call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, said Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Travis Shaw will likely handle first-base duties while Tellez is out of action.

Second baseman Cavan Biggio could also fill in if needed, he added.

Tellez is batting .283 this season with eight home runs, 23 RBIs and an .886 OPS.

Outfielder Billy McKinney was recalled from the club's alternate training site in Rochester, N.Y., and was active for the series finale against the Yankees on Wednesday night.

This article by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 9, 2020.

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