From The National Post up in Canada:
After a month in the limelight, Brett Lawrie left the stage without fanfare.
The Toronto Blue Jays dispatched their blue-chip Canadian prospect to minor-league camp on Wednesday, announcing the move in their game notes before a night game against the New York Yankees in Tampa.
After spending his first two pro seasons at second base, Lawrie will start the season as the everyday third baseman at Triple-A Las Vegas. The move was expected, despite his strong spring showing.
But the 21-year-old from Langley, B.C., may advance to Toronto sooner than the Jays thought, manager John Farrell said.
“We still don’t know the exact date, but I think it might be shorter than what we first anticipated,” said Farrell, who gave Lawrie rave reviews throughout spring training.
Also…he’s on twitter (@blawrie13
) and taking it well:
On his Twitter account Wednesday, Lawrie did not mention his move to the minors, but did write this: “Great mindset today, positive attitude and moving forward from here on out.”