Johnny Damon out of Rays' lineup

Updated: April 18, 2011, 6:06 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Johnny Damon was out of Monday night's lineup against the Chicago White Sox because of an injured left hand.

Damon left Sunday's 4-2 loss to Minnesota with a bruise on the tip of his left ring finger. He hurt himself while trying to bunt in the third inning.

Damon had a splint on the finger Monday, and hopes to be able to grip a bat in the next day or two. He hasn't ruled out playing later this week.

"We definitely ...

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