MRI shows fracture in Gonzalez's knee

MRI shows fracture in Gonzalez's knee

CHICAGO -- An MRI exam performed on injured shortstop Alex Gonzalez showed that he still had a compression fracture in his left knee, the club revealed on Monday.

Already on the 15-day disabled list, Gonzalez will continue to take batting practice and ground balls, but he won't be cleared to run for another 2-4 weeks. He has remained in Cincinnati while the club is on a 10-day, nine-game road trip.

Gonzalez was diagnosed with the fracture in the early days of Spring Training and didn't resume any baseball activity until March 22. He began the season on the DL.

In Gonzalez's absence, infielder Jeff Keppinger has made the majority of starts at shortstop.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.