No More Neshek Shuffle

another sad day in Twins TerritoryPat Neshek and the Minnesota Twins saw the bad news coming.

The side-winding set-up man injured himself on a slider in the eighth Thursday against the Chicago White Sox, describing the feeling as a "tweak" in the joint. After an MRI on Friday revealed an acute partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow-- the same ligament repaired during Tommy John surgery -- he landed on the 15-day disabled list.

Neshek won't be for at least three months, which pretty much leaves him out for the season, but surgery isn't likely.

"So we're going to prepare for opening day next year. It just needs a little bit of time to heal and a little bit of rehab to build it back up," he said.
In 15 appearances this season (13.1 innings) Neesh was 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA with 15 strikeouts. Replacing him on the roster is lefty Glen Perkins, who was recalled from the AAA Rochester Red Wings to start Saturday again the Boston Red Sox. Rightys Jesse Crain and Matt Guerrier will share the eighth-inning load for lights-out closer Joe Nathan in Neshek's absence.

Well, .

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Megs said...