Rays SS Elliot Johnson leaves game with sore knee

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Elliot Johnson has left a game against

the Detroit Tigers with a sore left knee.

Johnson was thrown out stealing in the fifth inning Monday night

and appeared to hit third base awkwardly. He limped off the field

and was replaced in the lineup by Matt Joyce in the bottom of the


Joyce entered in right field, with Ben Zobrist moving to second

base and Sean Rodriguez shifting from second to shortstop.

Johnson entered the game hitting .250 with two homers.