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Delmon Young carted off, placed on DL with ankle sprain

Jun 25, 2011, 10:37 PM EDT

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Twins left fielder Delmon Young had to be carted off the field moments ago at Milwaukee’s Miller Park after smashing his right leg against the wall on a Yuniesky Betancourt inside-the-park home run.

Young took a bad route on Betancourt’s deep fly ball and looked to suffer a serious injury when his leg met the out-of-town scoreboard along the left field wall. He was replaced in the Minnesota lineup by Luke Hughes, who took over at first base with Michael Cuddyer shifting to the outfield.

Young, 25, was 0-for-2 in the game before exiting. He’s batting just .256/.281/.324 with two home runs and 20 RBI in 217 plate appearances this season. The Twins should provide an update shortly.

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UPDATE, 9:31 PM: According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Young has been diagnosed only with a right ankle sprain. Initial X-rays did not show any type of fracture.

UPDATE, 10:37 PM: Young has now been placed on the 15-day disabled list, according to Phil Mackey of ESPN 1500 AM. Rene Tosoni has been recalled to take his spot on the 25-man roster.

  1. tjwilliams - Jun 25, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    This is clearly the defining moment of the Twins’ 2011 season. Delmon Young is so terrible he injures himself.

  2. kingbuccaneer - Jun 25, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Thank God we dumped him for a load of solid players…

  3. purdueman - Jun 26, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    As soon as broadcaster Hawk Harrelson saw the replay, he immediately quipped; “HE GONE!”

  4. vikesfansteve - Jun 26, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Young’s ankle only holds up when he pivots on it quickly to turn & throw his bat at the ump.

    • purdueman - Jun 26, 2011 at 3:02 PM

      Bwahahahahaha!!! Good one, vikesfan!!! :-)

  5. purdueman - Jun 26, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Don’t look now Twins fans, but I think that Jim Thome just pulled something again!

  6. visnovsky - Jun 26, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Cut him.

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