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Adam Dunn returns after missing seven games with oblique injury

Sep 15, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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According to Dan Hayes of, Adam Dunn is back in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Twins after missing seven straight games with a strained right oblique. He’s playing first base in his return.

Dunn originally tweaked his oblique on a check swing on August 29 and hasn’t played since aggravating the injury on September 5. He took batting practice without incident last night and while he told Hayes that he realizes he won’t be 100 percent, he feels good enough to give it a go.

“It’s to the point now where I get it: it’s not going to feel 100 percent,” Dunn said. “My whole thing was, I don’t want it to be one bad swing and one anything and the season is over. That’s my big concern. When I swung today it felt fine.”

Dunn is batting .208/.340/.485 with 38 home runs, 88 RBI and an .825 OPS this season. With 96 walks and 194 strikeouts, there’s still a very good chance that he’ll become the first player ever to amass 40 homers, 100 walks and 200 strikeouts in a season. Holy three-true-outcomes, Batman.

  1. randygnyc - Sep 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    FYI. Liriano with a no hitter into the seventh today.

  2. crisisjunky - Sep 15, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    That’s like 20 K’s he’ll never get back.
    Imagine the shock to the perfectly trained torso of The Poster Boy for Three True Outcomes, reacting to of ALL things in this world, a check swing, maybe for the first time in months.
    Probably akin to abruptly interrupting a 2 minute piss a minute ten seconds in.

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