Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/9/12

The Tampa Bay Rays have already had the depth of their lineup severely tested, playing without center fielder B.J. Upton the first two weeks of the season and losing third baseman Evan Longoria for two months.

Thus, they felt relieved with word that the knee injury sustained by left fielder Desmond Jennings was minor and should only sideline him a few days.

Jennings sustained what the team described as a left knee sprain, and he was confident he would not need a trip to the disabled list.

"I don't think it's that bad," he said.

Jennings was fitted for a brace and resumed some activities Tuesday, including running on a treadmill. He said it was possible he could return to action by Wednesday.

Jennings was hurt during Sunday's game and came out after two innings. He went for an MRI exam Monday.

"I was hoping it didn't come back with nothing, but if it's anything, this is probably the best thing that could have happened," Jennings said. "It's not a good feeling either way, but you can live with this."

Matt Joyce played left field and went 0-for-3 with a walk Tuesday in the Rays' 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees.

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