Ankle sprain lands Bill Hall on the DL

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Brewers centerfielder Bill Hall Friday was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a high right-ankle sprain.

Hall's injury occurred when he tried to make a leaping catch on a long fly by the Pirates' Ryan Doumit in the second inning of Thursday's contest at Pittsburgh. He failed to make the catch, and the fly turned into Doumit's sixth homer of the season, and Hall left the game.


X-rays were negative for a fracture, the team said on its Web site.

"I got up there, saw where the ball was (and) got pretty close to it, actually," Hall told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "I came down a lot later than I thought I would. I didn't realize I was up that high. Everything was good except for the landing."

Hall is hitting .271 this season with nine home runs and 38 RBI in 288 at-bats.

Milwaukee recalled outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. from Triple-A Nashville before Friday's game at Washington.

Latest Headlines