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Ankle keeps DeJesus out of lineup

Ankle keeps DeJesus out of lineup

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Center fielder David DeJesus' tender right ankle kept him out of Tuesday night's game against San Diego, and he also won't play on Wednesday against Seattle.

"He's a little tender. He was in the weight room doing his abs, and he said there's a little swelling there [in the ankle] and it's a little sore. but he said, 'I'm going to be just fine,'" manager Trey Hillman said.

DeJesus twisted his ankle while leaving the batter's box in Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and left the game after two innings. The injury is not considered serious.

Catcher Miguel Olivo, who hasn't played in the Cactus League since March 14 because of a strained groin, caught seven innings in a Minor League game on Tuesday.

"He's upset at my cautious route with him ... He was ready to catch in the 'A' game, and I believe him. I'm just being cautious to a fault, but that's all right, I don't mind him being upset with me," Hillman said.

Olivo moved around well behind the plate, but the biggest test came when he had to back away from two inside pitches. That's how he injured his groin against Texas.

"He had to get out of the way with the same type of body movement, and he didn't have any trouble and that's all I needed to see," Hillman said.

Olivo is expected to play against the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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