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Torn meniscus sidelines DH indefinitely

Updated: April 26, 2004, 6:49 PM ET
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BOSTON -- Red Sox designated hitter Ellis Burks is scheduled to undergo knee surgery Tuesday, which will keep him sidelined indefinitely.

Burks was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a torn left medial meniscus. Tuesday's procedure is arthroscopic.

The Red Sox did not make a corresponding move. They host the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series.

Burks is in his second stint with the Red Sox, for whom he began his major league career ...

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