The Minnesota Twins put Jerald Clark back on the 15-day disabled
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Minnesota Twins put Jerald Clark back on the 15-day disabled list less than 24 hours after activating him from the DL.
Clark, who leads the Twins with a .339 average, re-aggravated his sprained right knee in his only at-bat Monday night. After being on the DL since June 17, he hurt the knee again on his first step out of the batter’s box as he tried to beat out a double-play grounder.
``It’s disappointing,″ Clark said Tuesday. ``All you can do is get ready to play and then try to get back in the lineup. I felt fine, that’s why I played. I had no way of knowing it would do this.″
Clark, who started at first base in Monday’s 6-3 loss to Toronto, played one inning in the field after the injury.
Clark had swelling and tightness in the knee after the game.
``He said he was ready to play, but he obviously wasn’t,″ manager Tom Kelly said. ``He took infield, swung the bat, ran the bases and he said he was fine.″
The Twins filled Clark’s roster spot by promoting outfielder Riccardo Ingram from Triple-A Salt Lake.