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Jermaine Dye Goes on Disabled List

April 27, 2003

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ The Oakland Athletics placed outfielder Jermaine Dye on the 15-day disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians because of torn cartilage in his right knee.

He’s expected to miss three-to-five weeks and will undergo surgery Tuesday to remove floating cartilage. Dye twisted his knee on the outfield warning track during the Athletics’ 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

``Once they take it out I won’t have to worry about something like this again,″ said Dye. ``It was gradually torn again. I was fine going into the other day.″

The damage was revealed when A’s team doctor Dr. Jerrald Goldman drained his knee on Friday and found blood in the fluid.

``Right then you know you did something,″ said Dye, who was hitting .189 with one home run and six RBIs.

While with the Kansas City Royals in 1998, Dye tore cartilage in the same knee in 1998 while getting into his car.

Jason Grabowski was recalled from Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League to take Dye’s place on the roster.

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