Found June 29, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera had been playing through knee pain, and the team elected to place him on the disabled list earlier this week when his condition didn’t improve. An MRI taken yesterday diagnosed the ailment as left knee tendinitis, an injury that the Blue Jays don’t consider to be a long-term problem, according to Michael Periatt of MLB.com. Cabrera aggravated his knee injury earlier this week, and it was clearly impacting his play on Thursday. That night the team made the roster move, placing Cabrera on the 15-day DL and recalling shortstop Munenori Kawasaki. At this point, the Blue Jays don’t have a firm timetable for Cabrera’s return, but manager John Gibbons doesn’t expect the ailment to sideline the outfielder for too long. The skipper didn’t rule out the possibility of Cabrera returning in the minimum of 15 days. "If his knee's fine and it's just a few-day thing, then I don't see why it would be any longer," Gibbons said. "Might be the perfect time. Give him some time to rest his body, too." After signing a free agent contract with the Blue Jays this offseason, Cabrera has hit .278/.321/.362 with 13 doubles, two triples and three home runs over 335 plate appearances. In Cabrera’s absence, Rajai Davis is expected to see an increase in playing time. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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