DETROIT (AP) -Gary Sheffield will be out of the Detroit Tigers' lineup for a while because of a sore right shoulder that has bothered him for more than a month.
``It's too bad to play with right now,'' Sheffield said Wednesday. ``It's more inflamed than it's ever been. I've gotten the last cortisone (shot) I could get. Sept. 1 is just around the corner. If not, I go on the DL.''
The slugger said he would be out for at least for the remainder of the team's current homestand, which ends Monday night. That means Sheffield will miss the upcoming four-game series against the New York Yankees, which begins Friday. Sheffield played for the Yankees the previous three seasons.
The designated hitter is batting .279 with 24 home runs and 71 RBIs in 114 games this season. Sheffield originally injured the shoulder while playing the outfield on July 21 when he collided with Detroit second baseman Placido Polanco.
Sheffield also missed five games with the injury Aug. 3-7.

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