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DeJesus hobbled, doesn't expect to land on DL

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays outfielder David DeJesus left Monday's game after getting hit on his right foot in the eighth inning.

X-rays of DeJesus' foot were negative, but he said Tuesday he experienced "a little bit" of overnight swelling.

"Got here [on Tuesday afternoon] at 1, been doing stuff until now," DeJesus told reporters before the game. "... I know it's not broken, so that's good. But I just want to make sure it's feeling good and go from there."

DeJesus does not believe he'll land on the disabled list.

"That's not something I'm looking at at all," DeJesus said. "It's just one of those things, I have to get all of that [swelling and soreness] out. Be OK soon."

Head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield exchanged emails with Joe Maddon early Tuesday, which resulted in Tampa Bay's manager scratching DeJesus from the lineup against Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchinson.

After communicating with Porterfield, "I was going over different options for tonight," said Maddon, who noted that he also considered starting Brandon Guyer. "... Just looking at game in progress what might happen, we chose to go this way."

Maddon used Logan Forsythe as the designated hitter and Matt Joyce started in left field.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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