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Lawrie, Arencibia, Carpenter, Carreno and Gomes to Join Blue Jays on Friday

“My oblique is feeling a lot better,” said Lugnuts third baseman, Brett Lawrie, before Lansing’s elimination game where they lost to the TinCaps by a score of 9-6. “Now I’m just working my way up to the top.”

As the team’s leadoff hitter, Lawrie went 3-for-4 in the game, with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. “The Midwest League is a tough league but it’s also been a fun league to be a part of,” he added.

His injury-free performance ceased his rehab stint as he will now rejoin the MLB club on Friday in Boston. Catcher, J.P Arencibia will also be joining the team.

On Wednesday, in Dunedin, the two played together in a rehab game, joining the Blue Jays’ high-A affiliate, where unfortunately, the team also lost and was eliminated from the playoffs. The Lakeland Tigers defeated the Blue Jays by a score of 3-0.

In the last game of the series, Lawrie went 0-for-3 with a walk, while Arencibia went 1-for-4 (1-for-7 in the series). “I hate Florida,” stated Lawrie.

On Friday, the Blue Jays also announced that RHP David Carpenter, RHP Joel Carreno, and C/3B Yan Gomes will also be joining the Big League club.

In Triple-A this season, Carpenter went 1-1 with a 3.08 ERA in 23 games. In over 26 innings pitched, he allowed nine earned runs while striking out 25 and walking seven.

Joel Carreno, who started the season in the Majors, finished the season with a 2-5 record in Vegas and an 8.92 ERA.

Catcher/third baseman, Yan Gomes, also found success in the Pacific Coast league. Gomes hit .328 on the season with 13 home runs, 29 doubles and 59 RBIs. He also hit .325 in his last 10 games in Vegas since being sent down from the MLB club.

With five additional men on their roster, the Blue Jays now hope to find success as they begin a series against the Boston Red Sox on Friday.