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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Eduardo Escobar, Oswaldo Arcia


By on 9/17/2014 10:00:00 AM

Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar injured his right shoulder diving for a ground ball in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Escobar had to leave the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Meanwhile, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is expected to miss a couple more days, but should be able to return by Friday after tweaking his back in Monday's contest.

Bollinger says that Escobar (seen below being checked on by the trainer) sustained the injury on a ground ball from Torii Hunter, when he had to dive to his right to make the play and stayed on the ground after failing to get the out. Eduardo Nunez replaced him at shortstop. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Escobar was 'really sore' and implied that they weren't too sure of the extent of the injury:
"They're going to do some stuff with him tomorrow and likely take some pictures," Gardenhire said. "They're calling it a jammed shoulder right now. He's definitely really sore. We'll let all that take place tomorrow."


Arcia sat on Tuesday after leaving with back tightness on Monday, with Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reporting that the Twins are considering having him on the bench Wednesday too, as Thursday's off day would give him three full days to recover. Gardenhire suggested that Minnesota would rather do that and have Arcia for the remainder of the season than risk further injury now.

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