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MLB Injury News:
Cleveland Indians utility man Ryan Raburn has been sidelined for 14 of the team's past 17 games due to lingering issues with his legs. He's been dealing with complications related to his leg ailments throughout the season, but he's holding out hope that he can avoid a stint on the disabled list, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Raburn told reporters that, while a stint on the DL has been considered, he's hoping to avoid missing even more of an extended stretch than he already has.
"I don't even think [going on the DL] is a possibility,
to be honest," Raburn said. "Yeah, we've thought about it. That's why
we had to get the MRI. Me, personally, I can probably play through a lot of
this stuff, but if it sets me back again, I just don't want to put the team in
a bad spot.”
Raburn has been sidelined for most of August due to a right calf injury. During a brief appearance last week, he also experienced discomfort in his left foot and Achilles' tendon. An MRI taken over the weekend revealed inflammation, but it didn't show any structural damage.
The Indians are off today before opening a three-game set with the Atlanta Braves Tuesday. If Raburn doesn't show signs of improvement, it's very likely that he could land on the DL. The Tribe has considered Raburn as day to day for much of the past month, but it's clear they'll have to make a decision considering his injuries continue to pile up.
Raburn has been extremely productive since joining the Indians, hitting .272/.366/.574 with 14 doubles and 15 home runs over 224 plate appearances this season. For that reason, Cleveland doesn't want to take Raburn out of the lineup for longer than necessary, but they also can't afford to have him continue to take up a roster spot if he's unavailable.
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