Myers slipped on Metrodome's soft surface

MINNEAPOLIS -- Toronto Blue Jays catcher Greg Myers came out
of Monday night's game against the Minnesota Twins with a left
ankle injury.

Myers was rounding third base on Orlando Hudson's double in the
eighth when his ankle rolled on the turf. He collapsed in pain
while clutching his left knee and was tagged out to end the inning.

Myers was carried off the field on a cart and taken to the
hospital for X-rays, which turned out negative. After a 6-1 victory, Blue Jays manager Carlos
Tosca said he didn't know the severity of the injury.

The Metrodome has a new synthetic grass surface this year,
FieldTurf, and players have complained that it's too soft.

Officials say it will firm up with more use, but it appears to
have contributed to more than one injury this month. Cleveland
first baseman Ben Broussard sprained an ankle and Minnesota center
fielder Torii Hunter strained a hamstring in the season's first

Myers, 38, is in his 15th major league season. He batted .307
with 15 homers and 52 RBIs for the Blue Jays last year -- all career
highs. He was replaced by Kevin Cash.

Myers also played for Minnesota from 1996-97.