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Twins lose more offense, place Delmon Young on disabled list

Apr 27, 2011, 9:42 PM EDT

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Twins outfielder Delmon Young hasn’t appeared in a game since April 18 — last Monday — due to discomfort on the left side of his ribcage.

He tried returning tonight and was actually penciled into the Twins’ initial starting lineup. But Young couldn’t get through pregame warmups without feeling pain and was scratched before first pitch.

Now, according to Keslie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins are placing Young on the 15-day disabled list.

Rene Tonosi, a 36th round draft pick of the Twins back in 2005, has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester to provide outfield depth. The 24-year-old Tosoni has hit .288/.333/.515 with three home runs, two steals and 16 RBI in 18 games for the Rochester Red Wings. He’ll be making his first trip to the majors.

Young’s disabling can be made retroactive to April 19, so he’ll be eligible to return in the first week of May. Still, it’s another blow to a team that has already lost catcher Joe Mauer and continues to get minimal production from Justin Morneau. The Minnesota batting order isn’t scaring anyone these days.

  1. luckywi - Apr 27, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    ” The Minnesota batting order isn’t scaring anyone these days.” —- As a Twins fan I will respectfully disagree, and say I am m scared by this lineup everyday.

    • Drew Silva - Apr 27, 2011 at 10:07 PM

      Well done, sir.

  2. sknut - Apr 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Who did the Twins p%$^& off to get hit with this curse. Ebola, attacks rib injuries, bi-lateral leg weakness. Somebody please take that tiki (or whatever it was called in the Brady Bunch) out of the locker and return it to Hawaii asap please.

    Oh not to mention that the weather gods are punishing them this year as well with two home rainouts and one road one and only one home rainout last year.

  3. jwbiii - Apr 28, 2011 at 7:49 AM

    MLB.com is reporting this as an oblique strain. Add another one to the Oblique Parade.

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