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Sizemore to have MRI on bruised knee

Sizemore to have MRI on bruised knee

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Grady Sizemore's bruised left knee isn't getting any better, and now the Indians are going to take a closer look at it.

Sizemore will have an MRI exam taken on the knee when the Indians return to Cleveland following Tuesday's game against the Rays. He remained out of the lineup for the second straight day Tuesday. He injured the knee when diving back to first base in the fifth inning of Sunday's win in Baltimore.

"It's still bothering me," Sizemore said Tuesday morning. "I'm not even testing it out yet. Right now, I'm just taking it slow."

Sizemore, batting just .211 with no homers and 13 RBIs in 33 games this season, said he could feel the pain in the knee at all times.

"Just moving around is tough," he said. "We'll see how it goes."

Manager Manny Acta has lost his Nos. 1 and 2 hitters to injury this week, as Asdrubal Cabrera is now out with a broken left forearm.

"Life is tough," Acta said. "Get a double-flap helmet and wear it."

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