Burrell on DL with neck strain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays placed designated hitter Pat Burrell on the 15-day disabled list yesterday due to a neck strain.

The move is retroactive to May 11, and Rays manager Joe Maddon said he doesn't expect it to be an "extended DL" stay.

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Burrell hasn't ruled out returning next week.

The former Phillies leftfielder is hitting .250, with just one home run and 17 RBI in 108 at-bats.

The Rays also reinstated reliever Jason Isringhausen (elbow) from the 15-day DL. *

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