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James Loney undergoes MRI on left knee

Mar 5, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

James Loney swinging

According to Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles, James Loney is scheduled for an MRI on his left knee today. The 26-year-old has been bothered by tightness in the knee over the past few days.

For now, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly doesn’t appear too concerned.

“He feels it when he gets to a certain point in his stretching,” Mattingly said. “It seems like it [isn't serious], because he isn’t feeling any pain, and he played last night. But these guys know their bodies pretty good, and with the knee, we want to be a little careful. We just want to find out what it is.”

The Dodgers hope to have the results of the MRI before the end of the day.

Loney batted .267/.329/.395 with 10 home runs and 88 RBI last season. He finished with a career-low .723 OPS, well below the major league average (.800) for first basemen.

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