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Rays' Jennings has left knee sprain, is day-to-day

The Tampa Bay Rays say an MRI on leftfielder Desmond Jennings revealed a left knee sprain, and that he'll be monitored day-to-day.


The good news for Tampa Bay is that Jennings won't go on the disabled list - at least, for now - and is on the team's eight-game, three-city road trip, starting in New York Tuesday night.

Jennings left Sunday's game in the second inning with what the team described as "left knee soreness." Manager Joe Maddon had said he thought the injury occurred on Jennings first-inning, head-first slide home, when the speedy leadoff man scored on a sacrifice fly.

Maddon said if Jennings can't play Tuesday, more than likely it'll be Matt Joyce in left, B.J. Upton in center and Ben Zobrist in right.


[Last modified: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:40am]


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