Blue Jays' Travis Snider injured in minor league game

April 27, 2012

All that water cooler talk about Travis Snider playing his way back into the Toronto Blue Jays roster will have to cease for the time being.

The 24-year-old outfielder, who lost the starting left fielder's position with the Toronto Blue Jays to Eric Thames during a spirited spring training battle, has been tearing up the competition at the Triple-A level with Las Vegas.

That came to a sudden stop, at least temporarily, when Snider jammed his right wrist landing hard while trying to make a catch during a game Thursday night.

Snider was forced to come out of the game because of the injury in the top of the third inning.

Blue Jays manager John Farrell, speaking with reporters on Friday prior to Toronto's game against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre, said he has not been updated on Snider's condition.

He said Snider was scheduled to have an MRI in Las Vegas on Friday, but the results have not yet been forwarded to the team.

The Blue Jays are hoping Snider's injury is not serious as he has been tearing up the competition through the first month of the season, carting a hefty .400 batting average through his first 19 games, with four home runs and 23 runs batted in.

Of his 30 hits, 14 have gone for extra bases.

"He's been in a good place offensively," Farrell said. "He's not been so pull oriented. His instincts on the base paths have been consistent with what we've seen, his defence has been solid."

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