Watch: Blue Jays' Ceciliani injures shoulder on HR swing

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Darrell Ceciliani's day was going so well until he hit that home run.

Thrust into the cleanup spot Thursday for the Toronto Blue Jays after Kevin Pillar landed a two-game suspension, Ceciliani - appearing in his third game of 2017 - wasted no time vindicating manager John Gibbons, stroking a first-inning, run-scoring double in the series finale against the Atlanta Braves.

Two innings later, the 26-year-old outdid himself, launching a two-run bomb off right-hander Julio Teheran, but - in fitting fashion, considering how things have gone for the Blue Jays this season - injured himself in the process, and lumbered around the bases favoring his left shoulder.

He didn't return to the game after his home run, getting replaced in the outfield in the bottom of third by Dwight Smith Jr. Ceciliani was later diagnosed with a possible left shoulder subluxation, the team announced, and he will be re-evaluated Friday in Baltimore.

Oof.