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Reyes, Cespedes to DL, Stanton also sidelined

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm •  Published: April 13, 2013

Stars Jose Reyes and Yoenis Cespedes went on the disabled list Saturday after getting hurt while sliding, and the Miami Marlins said slugger Giancarlo Stanton hopes to a avoid a trip to the DL.

Toronto said Reyes, its All-Star shortstop, likely will be sidelined until the All-Star break because of a severely sprained left ankle.

Reyes was injured during an awkward slide into second base during Friday night's 8-4 win over the Kansas City Royals.

"It is frustrating. I love baseball so much," Reyes said. "I love to be with my teammates on the field and helping my ballclub. Now I know I'm not going to be there for a little while. It's kind of disappointing for me. I've been through some injuries in my career. I don't like that. Injuries are part of the game and I have to deal with it."

Reyes, a four-time All-Star, was carted off the field Friday and placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

"A MRI came back, no fracture, but it's a severe sprain," Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. "Right now, it looks like it will be three months, and that's just getting to the point that he's back in a big league game. It could be six to eight week of rest and rehab."

Acquired from Miami during the offseason after one year with the Marlins, Reyes is hitting .395 and led the major leagues with five stolen bases.

Cespdes, Oakland's left fielder, strained a muscle in his left hand after he landed awkwardly in a tumbling slide Friday night.

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