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Bartlett is fifth regular to leave lineup

Updated: May 26, 2009, 7:55 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The injuries are mounting for the defending American League champions.

The Tampa Bay Rays placed shortstop and leading hitter Jason Bartlett on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a sprained left ankle, giving the team five injured regulars.

Bartlett was replaced on the roster by infielder Joe Dillon, who was called up from Triple-A Durham. Dillon was in uniform and available for Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.

It's another blow to a ...

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