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.