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Cabrera might be out until August; Sizemore idled for at least 15 days

By Sheldon Published: May 19, 2010

CLEVELAND: Asdrubal Cabrera underwent surgery today to stabilize his fractured left forearm and will be out from eight to 10 weeks, according to the Indians' had trainer Lonnie Soloff.

The operation took place in Baltimore under the guidance of Dr. Tom Graham, who had not yet had time to speak to Soloff about details of the rehabilitation process.

Cabrera was injured Monday night at Tampa Bay, when he collided with Jhonny Peralta, as both infielders went after a ground ball up the middle.

In other medical news, Grady Sizemore's painful left knee bruise will take longer to heal than anticipeted, and he has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The center fielder sustained the injury when he slid back into the bag at first during Sunday's game against the Orioles in Baltimore.

""An MRI confirms that Grady has a deep bone bruise and will be out at least 15 days,'' Soloff said. ""We are currently evaluating treatment options. We could take the more conservative approach or there could be surgical intervention.''

The more conservative approach is waiting for time to heal the bruise. Soloff couldn't be specific as to what kind of surgery would speed the healing process.

Shelley Duncan was called up from Columbus to take Sizemore's place on the roster. He will be used mostly off the bench at both corner outfield spots, first base and designated hitter. He is batting .301 with six homers and 34 RBI for the Clippers.

Duncan has major-league experience with the Rays and the Yankees. In parts of five seasons, he has a .219 average with eight home runs and 24 RBI in 146 big-league at-bats.

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