Bartlett out of lineup; Shouse to DL
Shortstop has sprained left ankle; lefty Choate called up
CLEVELAND -- Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon received a three-year contract extension on Monday and spent most of the day talking about injuries.Shortstop Jason Bartlett, injured in a play at second base Sunday, was out of the lineup Monday night. He suffered a sprained left ankle in the 10th inning, but remained in the game. Bartlett was scheduled to be off Monday anyway, and Maddon doesn't believe the injury is serious. "I think he's fine," Maddon said. "I don't know specifically yet if he'll need more than one day. That's possible." Reid Brignac started at short and batted ninth. Meanwhile, left-hander Brian Shouse was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left elbow. The contract of left-hander Randy Choate was purchased from Triple-A Durham. Shouse is 1-1 with a 3.77 ERA in 19 games for the Rays. Choate was 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA at Durham. Outfielder Fernando Perez was transferred to the 60-day DL. He had surgery on his left wrist last month. Second baseman Akinori Iwamura will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Florida. Iwamura, who was placed on the 15-day DL, will have surgery in the next two or three weeks to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He also suffered damage to his medial colateral ligament and ligaments in his ankle. The moves also opened a spot for left-hander David Price, who was recalled from Durham to start Monday night's game.
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