Sunday, May 31, 2009

Grady Sizemore placed on the DL

The Cleveland Indians have placed Grady Sizemore on the 15-day disabled list.

The culprit is inflammation in his left elbow.

Sizemore, the team's center fielder, has been used as the Indians DH in nine of the 12 previous games in which he has played.

Chris Gimenez of Triple-A affiliate Columbus has been called up to take Sizemore's roster spot.

Gimenez can play a variety of positions including the outfield and catcher. In the minors, he has played 24 games as catcher, 11 as left fielder and three as first baseman this season.

Indians catcher Victor Martinez was out of the lineup today against the Yankees and he left yesterday's game in the first inning after fouling a pitch off his knee.

On the season, Sizemore was hitting .223 with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 49 games.

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