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Twins place Danny Santana on the disabled list

Jun 27, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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Danny Santana has out-performed expectations by a huge margin since the Twins called him up in early May, hitting .328 with an .814 OPS in 37 games after never cracking a .750 OPS at any level in the minors, but now the 23-year-old rookie is headed to the disabled list.

Santana came up limping after hitting a double Wednesday and he’s been put on the shelf with a bone bruise in his left knee.

Santana has played both shortstop and center field and his injury led to the Twins uncharacteristically calling up 20-year-old middle infield prospect Jorge Polanco all the way from Single-A.

Eduardo Escobar figures to see most of the action at shortstop, with Sam Fuld starting in center field, but if Polanco fares well in some early chances he could work his way into extended playing time.

  1. JB (the original) - Jun 27, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    So, the guy essentially pulls up lame (looking as if he’d pulled a hammy) about halfway between 1st and 2nd running out a double, hobbling safely into 2nd. How do you get a bone bruise doing that? Now, it might not be fair, but the main reason I ask is because this is the Twins’ training staff we’re talking about. I’d put the odds that the injury ends up being something completely different at about almost 2 to 1.

    • happytwinsfan - Jun 27, 2014 at 3:13 PM

      Obviously one of the Angel’s players shot him with a pellet gun hidden in thier glove. Duh.

  2. dluxxx - Jun 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    I did something similar playing kickball (yes kickball) a few years back. Basically I hyperextended my knee so badly that I fractured my tibia on my femur and basically the end of the bone bled into my knee. It swelled up like a mofo and took me months before I was able to walk on it again. They initially thought I needed surgery until the swelling went down and they were able to do an MRI.

    I’m thinking this was a similar, but lesser version of what I went though. Hopefully he can get back at it in about a month.

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