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Jay Buhner To Be Out Two Months

April 26, 1998

SEATTLE (AP) _ Jay Buhner will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee within the next five days, and the Seattle Mariners outfielder will be sidelined for about two months.

Buhner, 33, took limited batting practice Friday but limped off the field after pregame hitting Saturday. He made a sliding catch at the back of the Kingdome bullpen mound on April 6 against the New York Yankees and left the game with an inflamed left knee.

He has has not played since, and was placed on the disabled list April 13, a move retroactive to April 7.

Buhner hit 40 or more homers in each of the last three seasons and was a 1996 All-Star. He was was hitting .333 with two homers and five RBIs when injured.

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