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Huff goes on DL; could be out 4-6 weeks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay placed third baseman
Aubrey Huff on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left knee
sprain.

Huff could be sidelined four to six weeks after he bumped into
shortstop Nick Green near the bullpen while chasing a foul popup
Tuesday night. Huff's leg appeared to land in an awkward position
before he fell to the ground. He was able to walk off the field.

"There's nothing you can do about it," Huff said. "A freak
accident. It's pretty stiff today. It's tough to be really mobile,
move around. This morning was pretty tough."

Huff underwent X-rays and an MRI Tuesday night.

"It's disappointing, but at the same time, there are worse
things in life," Huff said. "Last night they were thinking maybe I
tore something. To wake up this morning and find out it's just a
sprain is great news. You've got to look at things in
perspective."

Huff is the third member of Tampa Bay's starting infield to be
hurt this season.

Shortstop Julio Lugo is on the disabled list with an abdominal
strain and is expected to be out until at least April 19.

Second baseman Jorge Cantu was out of the lineup for the fifth
straight game Wednesday with a bruised left foot. He could be used
as a reserve and might be ready to start Thursday.