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Blue Jays’ George Springer goes on 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is going on the 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation, retroactive to Aug. 5, the team announced Saturday. Otto Lopez, who has been traveling with the Blue Jays on the taxi squad, was activated in Springer’s place.

Springer will also receive an anti-inflammatory shot in his right elbow within the next 24 hours, the team said. He’s battled elbow soreness since June.

Springer, 32, is slashing .251/.331/.464 with 18 home runs and 49 RBIs. The Blue Jays outfielder has played 89 games this season.

The Blue Jays (59-47) sit second in the AL East coming into Saturday. First pitch of their game against the Minnesota Twins is at 7:10 p.m. ET.

(Photo: Gerry Angus / USA Today)

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