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Friday, May 16, 2014

Twins' Josh Willingham sent on rehab assignment


By on 5/16/2014 10:45:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins moved to within a game of .500 at 19-20 following a 4-3 win last night over the Boston Red Sox. The Twins are 7th in the Major Leagues in runs scored despite being without Josh Willingham for all but the first week of the season. The good news is that Willingham should be ready to return in the near future, as he was sent out to begin a rehab assignment yesterday.



Willingham was hit in the wrist by a pitch from the Indians' Justin Masterson in the game on April 6. The DL move is retroactive to April 7. At that time an X-ray did not reveal the fracture. A CT scan later revealed a small fracture in Willingham's left wrist. He has now progressed significantly to the point where he is ready for a rehab assignment. 

Mike Berardino, who covers the Twins at twincities.com, confirmed Willingham's status.
Willingham has played for the Marlins, Nationals, A's and Twins during his 11-year career.  He batted just .208 with 14 home runs and 48 RBI last season after coming off a 35 home run, 110 RBI season.  In six games this season, Willingham is batting .294 with a double and an RBI. 









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