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Joel Zumaya to undergo MRI after abbreviated throwing session

Feb 25, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT

UPDATE: Phil Mackey of reports that the injury was to the inside of Zumaya’s elbow. The Twins will know the MRI results either tomorrow or Monday morning.

12:54 PM: Uh-oh. Rhett Bollinger of reports that Zumaya is scheduled to undergo an MRI tomorrow.

12:10 PM: Nothing official yet from the team, but Jon Heyman of reports that Zumaya felt “something” in his arm and will get it checked out.

11:54 AM: It’s a little early to speculate, but given Joel Zumaya‘s lengthy injury history, these Tweets from Phil Mackey of are a bit concerning.

Rhett Bollinger of writes that Zumaya declined to speak with the media following the abbreviated throwing session.

Zumaya, 27, signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Twins in January after missing the entire 2011 season following major elbow surgery. According to Bollinger, the Twins will only have to pay him $400,000 if they decide to cut him during spring training due to injury.

  1. Marc - Feb 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    I’m not sure if this or the Grady Sizemore injury news is more shocking.

  2. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Feb 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Dude is done. Take your 4million and call it good

  3. proudlycanadian - Feb 25, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Zumaya has been more fragile than Harden. That is quite difficult. I wish him well.

  4. randygnyc - Feb 25, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    END. OF. CAREER. (sorry to say) Please stop, Joel, before you lose that arm.

  5. Tim OShenko - Feb 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    I hope this is just Zumaya being Zumaya, and not some omen that the Twins are in for another injury-riddled season.

  6. tigerman3 - Feb 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    As a tiger fan this dose’nt come as a suprise. even thoe he can still hit mid to high 90’s they decided he can’t help the team if he’s not on the field.

    The Mariners should be on alert next Carlos Guillen is probably due to go down next.

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