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Royals' DeJesus diagnosed with sprained right thumb

Jul 22, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT

Royals outfielder David DeJesus suffered a sprained right thumb on Thursday evening when he collided with the Yankee Stadium outfield wall while trying to chase down a Derek Jeter line drive.  That liner, because DeJesus could not reach it, turned into an inside-the-park home run for the Yankee captain. 

DeJesus is considered “day-to-day” for now, according to the Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton, but many players have been forced to the disabled list with a similar injury.  The 30-year-old is believed to be the Royals’ biggest — or at least most valuable — trade commodity as the July 31 non-waiver deadline approaches.  But a player can not be traded while on the disabled list.

DeJesus is batting .318 this season in 352 at-bats for the Royals.  He also has a .384 on-base percentage, five home runs and 37 RBI.  The Red Sox, Braves and Reds are rumored to have interest.

  1. quint - Jul 22, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    sure he can.

  2. Dr Paisley - Jul 22, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    What Would DeJesus Do? Actually catch the ball, only to have it pop out when he slammed into the wall. His thumb will be fine in three days, trust me on this.

  3. geoknows - Jul 23, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    Yeah, a player can be traded while on the DL…see Jake Peavy last year, remember?

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