MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins suddenly have a glaring concern about closing games for the first time since Joe Nathan took over in 2004.
Tests on Nathan’s right throwing elbow have revealed a significant tear in the ulnar collateral ligament, an injury that could require season-ending Tommy John surgery. Nathan’s 246 saves over six seasons are the most in the majors during that span.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins All-Star closer Joe Nathan has a torn ligament in his throwing elbow.
General Manager Bill Smith says the plan is to rest Nathan for two weeks, eliminate the soreness and build strength in his elbow before making any decisions about surgery.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will send a familiar trio to the All-Star game later this month: Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan.
The teams were revealed Sunday afternoon.
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