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Liam Hendriks hospitalized with food poisoning

Apr 9, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

Twins Indians Baseball AP

Liam Hendriks was supposed to sub for the injured Scott Baker as the No. 3 starter in the Twins’ rotation, but he was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start and hospitalized with food poisoning.

Anthony Swarzak did a nice job filling in for the guy who was supposed to be filling in, but Hendriks’ availability for this week is now in question because as manager Ron Gardenhire put it: “I don’t think it would be a good idea for him to get on an airplane.”

Minnesota had hoped Baker would miss just one start, in which case Hendriks would likely be headed back to Triple-A, but now Baker is expected to be out for a significant chunk of time and if the 23-year-old prospect can shake the food poisoning he should have ample opportunity to show he belongs in the majors.

  1. cur68 - Apr 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Dang, man. That’s a bummer. Was it a Denny’s, a la Outman? My brother is a Health Inspector. I could have him head over there and close them down for illin the ballplayers up.

  2. bsbiz - Apr 9, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    That’s one sh&^y way to miss your scheduled spot in the rotation.

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