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Rays put OF Desmond Jennings on 15-day DL with left knee injury

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The Tampa Bay Rays have put outfielder Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled with a bruised left knee and recalled outfielder Joey Butler from Triple-A Durham.

PHOTO: Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings swings for a home run off Oakland Athletics' Evan Scribner during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings swings for a home run off Oakland Athletics' Evan Scribner during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The moves were announced before Thursday night's game against Minnesota.

Jennings bruised the knee sliding last weekend at Oakland. The injury forced him to leave Tuesday night's game with the Twins after three innings.

Jennings played in 10 games after missing 96 earlier this season due to left knee bursitis that required surgery.

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