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Blue Jays place Bo Bichette on IL with strained knee

MLB: AUG 07 Blue Jays at Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUG 07: Bo Bichette (11) of the Blue Jays at bat during the MLB regular season game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays on August 07, 2019, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Toronto Blue Jays put shortstop Bo Bichette on the injured list Sunday, a day after he strained his right knee in a suspended game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Play resumed in the fourth inning without Bichette. Manager Charlie Montoyo said Bichette hurt himself while stretching before an at-bat and undergoing testing, including an MRI.

Bichette is batting .361, second-best in the American League. He entered Sunday fifth in the league in slugging (.672) and OPS (1.063).

For Sunday’s regularly scheduled game, he was replaced on the roster by infielder Santiago Espinal. Brandon Drury started the game at shortstop.