It appears there's common ground between Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie and manager John Farrell.

The skipper conducted his exit meeting with Lawrie before Sunday's game against the New York Yankees, and in speaking with the media afterwards, both parties seemed to agree the pivotal subject in that meeting was reining in Lawrie's natural aggressiveness.

"Brett, he's learned in a number of ways," Farrell said after Lawrie had a big day, collecting a home run and three hits in a 9-6 loss to New York.