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DeJesus to DL with hand fracture



The Rays sustained another major injury Thursday, as OF David DeJesus was placed on the DL with a left hand fracture. He'll be in a splint for three weeks, and the Rays will reevaluate his status after that. DeJesus did not have a timetable for his return.

OF Brandon Guyer was recalled from the DL to take his place.

DeJesus injured himself on a swing in his last at-bat Wednesday night.

"I was walking back to the dugout with my head down, in pain," DeJesus said. "I know the difference between something that hurts and pain. This is pain."

DeJesus' injury is an avulsion fracture, caused by the ligament separating from the bone on the side of his ring finger.

DeJesus said the injury had nothing to do with his collision with the leftfield wall Tuesday night, when he tried to rob Baltimore's Chris Davis of a grand slam. DeJesus slammed his right hand into the wall, not the left one.

"I can run full steam into a wall and not be hurt, and then something i do every day, you take for granted sometimes..." DeJesus said.

Guyer will bat sixth and play leftfield in tonight's series opener against Houston. He had two triples Wednesday in his final rehab start for Triple-A Durham.

"Just so happy I can play the game again," Guyer said. "Thumb, everything feels really good."


[Last modified: Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:12pm]


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