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Desmond Jennings undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

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Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune has the update:

Desmond Jennings had arthroscopic surgery today in Vail, Colo., and Dr. Steven Singleton cleaned up the inflammation in the plica band that surrounds the left knee cap.

The inflammation caused the band to compress on the knee, which caused the pain when Jennings tried to straighten his leg.

It’s a relatively minor procedure, but he obviously won’t be resuming baseball activities anytime soon. Jennings has been on the shelf since late April with bursitis in his left knee. He has appeared in just 18 games this season for Tampa Bay.

The 28-year-old outfielder is making $3.1 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility.

Video: Adam Jones goes full extension on diving catch

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Watch as Orioles center fielder Adam Jones robs Mookie Betts of a hit with this sprawling catch

Jones also made an impressive leaping grab on a Betts line drive in the top of the second inning and he nailed Xander Bogaerts at second base with a nice throw in that same frame. The dude is everywhere.

Gregor Blanco lands on concussion disabled list

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From the official Twitter account of the San Francisco Giants …

Blanco suffered the concussion Sunday when he got hit by one of Brandon Belt’s warmup throws while running across the infield in the fourth inning. He finished out that game, but began feeling dizziness on Monday and Belt reported the symptoms to team trainers on Tuesday. “I was feeling weird,” Blanco told on Wednesday evening.”The biggest thing is I think Belt tried to play through it (last year) and I don’t think that’s good. We’ve got to pay attention to healing. Hopefully it’s seven days for me.”

Hunter Pence is also sidelined with a sore left wrist and could be placed on the disabled list Thursday.

Video: Pedro Alvarez crushes a ball out of PNC Park

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Watch this solo blast that Pedro Alvarez launched out of PNC Park on Wednesday evening …

Word is the ball didn’t reach the Allegheny — nor did it find a boat — but quite a bomb nonetheless.