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Grady Sizemore Heads To DL With Knee Bruise

The Cleveland Indians are having a resurgent season in 2011.  That resurgence took a hit earlier today when centerfielder Grady Sizemore was placed on the 15-day disabled list with what is being called soreness in his right knee.  Sizemore played in just 33 games in 2010 due to a left knee injury that eventually required micro-fracture surgery last June.

Sizemore was injured last week against the Tampa Bay Rays on a hard slide into second base.  Hard-nosed play has become a trademark of Sizemore and recently that style of play has forced Sizemore to miss plenty of action.  The Indians kept Sizemore missed last Thursday's day game against Tampa as well as Friday night's 5-4 win over Seattle.  The Indians were hoping to get Sizemore back over the weekend, but inclement weather saw Saturday and Sunday's games postponed.  

Sizemore had a MRI taken of the knee which showed nothing more that a bruised kneecap, but treatment over the past couple of days has not lessoned the discomfort in Sizemore's knee.  During his 18 games this season, Sizemore is batting .282 with six homers, 10 doubles and 11 RBIs.  He's also scored 15 runs.

The Indians recalled OF Travis Buck to replace Sizemore on the 25-man roster.

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