Sizemore back on DL for third time

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, Last Updated: 11:52 AM ET

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Indians have placed centre fielder Grady Sizemore on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee contusion.

Sizemore suffered the injury in the top of the first inning of Sunday's 8-3 loss against the Baltimore Orioles. He appeared to stumble as he rounded first base on a drive to left field and was also hit by the ball as he slid into second base with a double.

It's the third DL stint for Sizemore this year. He missed the first 14 games of the 2011 season recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee, and missed two weeks in May with the same type of injury he suffered on Sunday.

Over 61 games this season, Sizemore is batting .237 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI.

To replace Sizemore on the roster, the Indians recalled left-hander David Huff from Triple-A Columbus to start the first game of Monday's doubleheader in Minnesota.

Huff, who will be making his 2011 debut with the Tribe, compiled an 8-3 record with a 3.86 ERA in 17 starts for Columbus.

Last season, Huff went 2-11 with a 6.21 ERA in 15 starts for Cleveland.


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