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The Twins closer is named to his third All-Star Game; Brian Dozier is a Final Vote candidate.
It is not yet known if the righthander can return this season.
Brian Dozier began his Final Vote All-Star push with a walk-off home run to beat Baltimore in 10 innings.
The Twins on Monday sent down struggling lefthander Aaron Thompson after another rough outing on Sunday.
In an interview with a Finnish TV station, Niklas Backstrom called it a scary situation and said it would take some time before he would be ready to play.