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Jays' Reyes out for 3 months

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All-Star SS Jose Reyes likely will be sidelined until the All-Star break because of a severely sprained left ankle.

Ten games into his Blue Jays career, Reyes was injured during an awkward slide into second base during Friday night's 8-4 win over the Royals.

"It is frustrating. I love baseball so much," Reyes said. "I love to be with my teammates on the field and helping my ballclub. Now I know I'm not going to be there for a little while. It's kind of disappointing for me. I've been through some injuries in my career. I don't like that. Injuries are part of the game and I have to deal with it."

Reyes, a four-time All-Star, was carted off the field Friday and placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

"A MRI came back, no fracture, but it's a severe sprain," Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said. "Right now, it looks like it will be three months, and that's just getting to the point that he's back in a big-league game. It could be six to eight week of rest and rehab."

Reyes, acquired during the offseason after one season with the Marlins, is hitting .395 and has five stolen bases. He was on crutches in the Blue Jays clubhouse.

"We'll wait for swelling to subside, and probably in five to six days get another MRI just to make sure there isn't anything they missed," Anthopoulos said.

A'S STAR TO DL: Oakland LF Yoenis Cespedes went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his left hand after he landed awkwardly in a tumbling slide Friday night. An MRI exam showed no structural damage, and manager Bob Melvin said no surgery will be needed.

PETTITTE PUSHED BACK: Yankees LHP Andy Pettitte was scratched from his scheduled start today because of back spasms. He's not expected to miss more than one turn.

ANGELS: RH reliever Kevin Jepsen (strained triceps) and SS Erick Aybar (bruised left heel) went on the 15-day disabled list. OF J.B. Shuck was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake and LHP Michael Roth from Double-A Arkansas.

CUBS: Closer Kyuji Fujikawa went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm. RH reliever Rafael Dolis was called up from Triple-A Iowa.

DODGERS: SS Hanley Ramirez, who has been out all season with a torn ligament in his right thumb, had his cast removed and had a better range of motion than he expected, mlb.com reported. Ramirez is likely still a few weeks from rejoining the lineup.

INDIANS: 2B Jason Kipnis was out of the lineup with a sore left elbow. C Carlos Santana also was scratched with a bruised left thumb that has bothered him since Monday.

MARLINS: RF Giancarlo Stanton is day to day after an MRI exam revealed a left shoulder contusion. … RH David Aardsma, released earlier this month by the Yankees, agreed to a minor-league contract.

NATIONALS: C Wilson Ramos came out with a pulled left hamstring and is likely to be placed on the disabled list.

PIRATES: LHP Wandy Rodriguez said he will miss his scheduled start today against the Reds because of a strained left hamstring.

REDS: 2B Brandon Phillips missed the game and might sit out today's because of what manager Dusty Baker termed a "family matter."

Jays' Reyes out for 3 months 04/13/13 [Last modified: Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:58pm]
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