Surgery not a certainty, but Jones has tear in right knee
Updated: May 20, 2008, 7:53 AM ETESPN.com news services
LOS ANGELES -- Andruw Jones underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a slight cartilage tear in his right knee, and the Dodgers will wait a few days to see if the center fielder will have to undergo surgery.
"Hopefully, I can do it [surgery] in the offseason," Jones said, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Jones was scratched from Monday night's game against Cincinnati because of swelling due to fluid buildup. He said he felt discomfort during the Dodgers' weekend games against the Angels.
Jones signed a two-year, $36.2 million contract with the Dodgers in the offseason but hasn't rewarded them. He is batting .167 with two home runs, seven RBIs and a .275 on-base percentage.
Jones was hitless in 11 at-bats in the Dodgers' interleague series against the Angels.