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Desmond Jennings Injury: Rays' Leftfielder Day-To-Day With Knee Sprain

Tampa Bay leftfielder Desmond Jennings is day-to-day with a left knee strain, and reports indicate that he will not head to the disabled list for now.

May 5, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) slides past Oakland Athletics catcher Anthony Recker (26) in the first inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
May 5, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) slides past Oakland Athletics catcher Anthony Recker (26) in the first inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Tampa Bay Rays' young leftfielder Desmond Jennings is not headed to the disabled list, for the moment. According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Jennings will travel with the team to New York for their series against the Yankees which begins on Tuesday evening.

Jennings left in the second inning of Sunday's loss to the Oakland Athletics, with what the team initially called left knee soreness. Rays' skipper Joe Maddon said he thought the injury occurred on a slide into home during the bottom of the first inning. Jennings had an MRI and the club's medical staff determined he had a left knee sprain. While he's not headed to the DL, his status is day-to-day as Smith reports the club will monitor his knee on a daily basis. After dropping the last two games against the A's, Tampa is just a half game out of first place, trailing only the Baltimore Orioles.

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