Grady Sizemore again sits out

CLEVELAND -- Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore is not starting for a second straight day because of a bruised right knee.

Sizemore sat out Wednesday night's game and he was not in manager Manny Acta's starting lineup for Thursday's series finale with Tampa Bay. The Indians got a positive medical report on the three-time All-Star's knee when an MRI revealed no structural damage and only a bruise.

But the team is being extra cautious with Sizemore, who has been impressive in his comeback after missing most of last season following microfracture surgery on his left knee, not the one he hurt with a hard, late slide into second on Tuesday.