Sprained knee sends Guillen to DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Royals right fielder Jose Guillen is headed to the 15-day disabled list after spraining his right knee while putting on his shin guard against the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday night.

Guillen started against the Angels and played in the outfield in the first two innings, then felt a pop in his knee as he bent over to put on his shin guard. He was replaced by a pinch hitter for his first at-bat and went to the hospital with what the team said was "sudden right leg pain."

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Thursday that Guillen will go on the DL with a sprained knee and outfielder Mitch Maier will be recalled from AAA Omaha. Guillen is hitting .245 with nine homers and 40 RBIs.

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