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Amezaga to Get Second Opinion on Knee Injury

                  Marlins utility player Alfredo Amezaga said he will travel Wednesday to Vail, Colo., to receive a second medical opinion on his injured left knee. Amezaga has been out since May 17 with a deep bone bruise. He said he will be examined by Dr. Richard Steadman, who checked out Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran on Tuesday. Beltran is dealing with a bone bruise in his right knee, but will not require surgery.

                  Steadman is known for his work with basketball players and performing microfracture knee surgery. Amezaga said he is concerned because the injury has not shown significant improvement.

                  "It's been a long time," Amezaga said of the injury.