CLEVELAND (AP)— Grady Sizemore's comeback has changed directions. He’s back on the disabled list.
Sizemore was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a bruised right knee, an injury he sustained on a hard slide into second base last week.
Sizemore, who missed most of last season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee, will stay in Cleveland to get treatment. The AL Central-leading Indians are in Kansas City for two games before going to Chicago for two.
Sizemore was not in the lineup all weekend, when the Indians had consecutive games against Seattle postponed by rain. On Friday, manager Manny Acta said the team did not believe Sizemore would have to go back on the DL, but after five days of treatment, the club made the move before opening a short series against the Royals.
Team trainer Lonnie Soloff is expected to give an update on Sizemore’s knee later.