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Denard Span undergoes MRI exam on injured shoulder

Sep 23, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT

Denard Span underwent an MRI exam today after hurting his shoulder while trying to make a diving catch last week and revealed that he initially injured the shoulder way back in June.
Normally that might explain why Span’s production has dropped off so much this season. After all, he’s hitting just .267 with a .680 OPS in 87 games since the initial injury. Of course, he hit a nearly identical .264 with a .698 OPS in 57 games before the injury, so that’s a tougher case to make.
After sitting out a few days last week Span was able to play in each of the Twins’ past three games, and indicated to Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN.com that he doesn’t expect to miss much time down the stretch. Fortunately for the Twins clinching the AL Central title with two weeks to go provides plenty of leeway to rest guys like Span and Joe Mauer, who received a cortisone shot in his sore knee today.

  1. ThatGuy - Sep 23, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Repko and Revere will see a lot of time these next couple weeks I think. Both of them are better defensively anyways, and with Spans down season you probably don’t miss to much. Revere has a career .390 OBP and .326 avg in the Minors(granted AA and below), might be able to give the kid a little look.

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