Friday, July 23, 2010
Royals' DeJesus likely done for year
NEW YORK -- David DeJesus will have surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right thumb and the Kansas City Royals outfielder will miss at least 10 weeks.
DeJesus sprained his right thumb crashing into the fence in center field Thursday night in Yankee Stadium, a play that resulted in an inside-the-park homer for Derek Jeter. The Royals initially called the injury a sprain Friday when he was placed on the disabled list. He will have surgery Monday.
The Royals recalled outfielder Alex Gordon from Triple-A Omaha and inserted him into the lineup as the right fielder Friday against the Yankees.
Kansas City also designated Anthony Lerew for assignment to make room for right-hander Sean O'Sullivan, acquired in a trade with the Angels on Thursday.