PITTSBURGH (AP) -The Pirates' Ryan Doumit badly sprained his right ankle only a couple of batters into his first appearance in nearly a month, and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Doumit was activated before Saturday night's game against the Cubs following a 26-day layoff with a wrist injury. Doumit entered in the fourth inning after Jason Bay developed right knee pain and was hurt on Mark DeRosa's one-out single while spinning to make the throw to second.
Doumit was diagnosed Sunday with a high ankle sprain, a more severe type of sprain that often sidelines pro athletes for at least a month. Doumit has had a series of injuries with Pittsburgh, including a hamstring problem that cause him to miss about half of the 2006 season.
Doumit likely will end the season with a .274 average, nine homers and 32 RBIs, again playing only about half a season.
Bay will undergo an MRI exam on Monday to determine if there is any structural damage to his right knee. He needed offseason surgery a year ago on his left knee.
Pirates outfielder Xavier Nady still has not been cleared to play after sustaining a concussion Monday when he was hit in the head with a pitch. Nady has had occasional headaches since being hit, and will not be allowed to play as long as they continue.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail A's Season Win Total Prediction How many games will the Oakland A's win this upcoming MLB season?
Thumbnail Padres Win Total Prediction How many games will the San Diego Padres win in the 2017 MLB regular season?
Thumbnail Cards lose Reyes, WS Odds Unchanged Earlier this week the Cardinals lost phenom Alex Reyes to season-ending Tommy John surgery but their World Series odds remain unaffected.
Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Middle infielder fills big hole as camp opens After using his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade to the Braves in November, Brandon Phillips has clearly warmed to the idea of...

MLB Team Pages