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Twins place Sam Fuld on the concussion disabled list

May 8, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

Sam Fuld Twins AP

Sam Fuld has been playing since crashing into the outfield wall last Friday, but this morning he woke up with a severe headache and the Twins have placed him on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Fuld has been starting in center field for the Twins because the normal starter, Aaron Hicks, was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list last week. And in addition to Hicks and now Fuld the Twins have also used the concussion DL for Joe Mauer, Ryan Doumit, Trevor Plouffe, and Wilkin Ramirez within the past year. And before that Justin Morneau‘s career was nearly ruined by a concussion.

As for who’ll play center field for the Twins now … well, today it’s Eduardo Escobar, a career-long infielder with zero center field experience who looked terrible in left field yesterday and misplayed a ball that probably cost Minnesota a game. Eduardo Nunez is another option, but he’s also a career-long infielder. And to think, not so long ago the Twins felt they had so much organizational center field depth that they traded Denard Span and Ben Revere in the same offseason.

  1. dluxxx - May 8, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Wow. Wow wow wow. Sooo, is it too early to call up Buxton?

    • happytwinsfan - May 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      Chin up, Hicks is back tomorrow.

      • dluxxx - May 8, 2014 at 1:40 PM

        What about Arcia? We need him back soon too.

  2. happytwinsfan - May 8, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Heard on the radio on the way to get food that the Twins are trailing Cleveland and arrive back to see this. It’s official, today’s lunch sucks.

  3. goodellisruiningtheleague - May 8, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Why aren’t people commenting on this as much as when Harper did the same? Everyone was calling him an idiot but no mention here? weird.

  4. mackypinky - May 8, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    So is this an everything is darkest before the dawn situation or one long, drawn out, no infielders, no outfielders, no pitching everlasting night? At least we have hitting? Ugh, optimism is at a slow drip in the great Northwoods…

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