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Affeldt Lands On DL After Reaching Out To Catch Son

May 02, 2012 7:44 AM EST

Jeremy Affeldt has landed on the disabled list with a non-baseball injury for the second time in less than eight months.

The left-hander sprained his right knee on Saturday night when he reached out to catch his four-year-old son as the 60-pound boy jumped off the couch to hug his father.

Affeldt said he heard a pop but didn't think there was anything seriously wrong.

However, he woke up at 4 a.m. Sunday with throbbing pain. An MRI exam revealed the sprain for Affeldt, who last Sept. 8 sliced his non-throwing hand nearly to the artery while separating frozen hamburgers.

"There was some light swelling but there wasn't a lot, so I knew it probably wasn't a huge deal or a major tear," Affeldt said. "But it was enough pain that I didn't think I could get off the mound if I had to."

Via Associated Press