Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to miss 2-6 weeks due to sprained knee, ankle

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is expected to be sidelined for two to six weeks after getting hurt on an awkward slide attempt trying to stretch a single into a double against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

The Blue Jays said Gurriel was diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain of his right knee and a high left ankle sprain. Gurriel had an MRI and was examined by a foot and ankle specialist Monday in an effort to determine the severity of the injuries.

Gurriel was placed on the 10-day disabled list. The Blue Jays did not immediately announce a roster move.

Gurriel had extended his Toronto record of consecutive multihit games to 11 with an RBI single in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the White Sox and another RBI single in the ninth. But he was helped off the field after trying to slide into second base to avoid a tag on the latter.

"I'm sure it tightened up on him, swelled up on him. It's unfortunate," manager John Gibbons said after Sunday's game. "The kid is up there with some of the big boys.''

The 24-year-old has batted .500 (25 for 50) during the streak, which ties Tony Perez in 1973 for the longest in the past 50 years in the majors.