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Doumit's return uncertain

| Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit was diagnosed with a "non-displaced fracture of his left ankle without significant ligament damage," the Pirates announced today.

His return is uncertain, however the team did say it will be at least a month until his status could shift to week to week.

Doumit was hurt on Sunday in a collision at home plate against the Chicago Cubs. He went on the disabled list on Monday and the Pirates recalled Dusty Brown from Triple-A Indianapolis to replace him. Brown will make his first start with the Pirates tonight.

Also, Steve Pearce was diagnosed with a partial tear of his right calf and his status is week to week, and left-handed reliever Joe Beimel was diagnosed with medial epicondylitis in his left elbow and is also listed as week to week.

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