Dyson suffers mild left ankle sprain

Dyson suffers mild left ankle sprain

Dyson suffers mild left ankle sprain
BALTIMORE -- Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson suffered a sprained left ankle, causing him to leave Friday night's 7-1 loss to the Orioles after getting a hit in the eighth inning.

Manager Ned Yost characterized the injury as a "real slight sprain" and said he expected Dyson to be ready for Saturday night's game against the Orioles.

Dyson twisted his ankle as he completed a swing on a drive that sailed over Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, who was playing shallow. As the ball rolled to the wall, Dyson stumbled in the batter's box, regained his balance and made it only to first base.

After talking to head athletic trainer Nick Kenney, Dyson stayed at first base, but yielded center field to Lorenzo Cain when the inning ended.