Brett Lawrie is out with a sprained ankle

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Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie left yesterday’s game with a sprained ankle. And he’s out of the lineup for today’s Jays-Braves game as a result.  In his place will be the Braves’ old friend Mark DeRosa.

No word on how Lawrie’s sister feels about it all.

Brewers sign Gio Gonzalez

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers have signed Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez will get a $2 million base salary with $2 million in potential performance bonuses.

Gonzalez was excellent for the Brewers down the stretch last season, posting a 2.13 ERA over his final five regular season starts. While it’s not likely he can replicate that, given how terrible Milwaukee’s rotation has been thus far — they have a 5.74 ERA as a group this season — he can’t hurt.

Not a bad landing pad for a guy who had to settle for a minor league deal with the Yankees before being released over the weekend.