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Rays' Grieve hospitalized with infection
Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Tampa Bay Devil Rays outfielder Ben Grieve
spent Friday night in a Baltimore hospital to receive treatment for an
infection at the base of his left thumb.
Grieve is batting .244 with no home runs and two RBI in 15 games for Tampa Bay
this year. He had problems with the same thumb last season and missed a
few games in April before it healed.
The soreness returned earlier this week and turned into an infection on
Friday. Grieve took oral antibiotics before Friday's game with the Orioles,
but was sent to Bayview Hospital after the contest and was treated more
According to Rays trainer Ken Crenshaw, Grieve will likely receive another 24
hours of treatment.
The club also placed first baseman Travis Lee on the 15-day disabled list
Saturday because of a right oblique strain.
04/19 20:18:16 ET
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