Saunders day-to-day with hyperextended knee

Saunders day-to-day with hyperextended knee

SEATTLE -- Outfielder Michael Saunders sported some white bandaging wrapped around his left knee Sunday after hyperextending it in Saturday's win over Kansas City.

On Sunday, he was out of the lineup, but officially listed as day-to-day. Saunders said it felt better than he thought it would and he could pinch-hit if called on.

"It's a little sore, a little swollen. But it's nothing that's going to hinder me for any significant time," he said.

Saunders is hitting .222 (18-for-81) with one home run and seven RBIs

"I just hit a loose patch and my cleats kind of came up from underneath me and I lost my stability," he said of the injury. "I knew when I got up I could feel my knee a little bit … luckily there's no sign of any ligament damage or anything like that."

Saunders entered Sunday's game to pinch-hit for Stefen Romero in the eighth and struck out.

Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.