Rays place 1B James Loney on disabled list with broken finger

Tampa Bay Rays' James Loney, right, steals third base ahead of the tag by Oakland Athletics third baseman Max Muncy during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have put first baseman James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left middle finger, and expect him to miss four to six weeks.

Loney was hurt sliding while stealing third base in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game against Oakland.

"We know he’s going to be down for some time," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash.

Cash said Logan Forsythe will fill in for Loney

The Rays recalled infielder Tim Beckham and infielder-outfielder Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham before Monday night’s game with Seattle.

Reliever Preston Guilmet was optioned to Durham after Sunday’s game.

Right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (sprained left wrist) and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (groin strain), both injured Sunday, were out of Monday’s starting lineup.