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Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after fracturing the middle finger on his left hand after making a similar slide to the one above Saturday night in St. Petersburg.
by Steve Carney, 620 WDAE
The Rays have reportedly placed outfielder Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list late Monday night.
According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, a further evaluation of Jennings injured finger showed a small fracture.
#Rays say further exam showed small fracture in Jennings left middle finger— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 6, 2013
Jennings injured the finger Saturday while stealing second base in the tenth inning of Tampa Bay's 2-1 win over San Francisco.
To take Jennings spot on the active roster, Topkin says outfielder Jason Bourgeois has been called up from Triple-A Durham. In 83 games this year with the Bulls, the 31-year-old has hit .292 with two home runs and 56 runs batted in. He has spent parts of the previous five seasons with four different major league clubs: the Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee, Houston and most recently Kansas City.