Jennings day to day with left knee bruise

Jennings day to day with left knee bruise

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings remained day to day on Wednesday after having to leave Tuesday night's 11-7 loss to the Twins with a left knee bruise.

"The bruise, I think, not speaking for Des, on the base hit in the first inning he really came out of the box hard," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "I don't know if that aggrevated it or not. Then the second at-bat, we all kind of saw that he didn't get out of the box well. So it's more of a day to day kind of thing. He'll get treatment and we'll keep evaluating it."

Jennings had to leave the game following the Rays' turn at-bat in the third.

Jennings was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on Aug. 14 after missing most of the season with left knee bursitis. He is hitting .353 with three extra-base hits in nine starts since his return.

If Jennings eventually makes a return trip to the DL, likely candidates who might join the team include infielder Richie Shaffer and outfielder Joey Butler.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. Listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.