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Why DL Span?

  • Blog Post by: Jim Souhan
  • August 30, 2012 - 4:16 PM

So why would the Twins place Denard Span on the disabled list two days before they're allowed to expand their roster for September callups?

I think there are two reasons.

1. They want to bring up Matt Carson, a corner outfielder who played well in his brief stint with the team. Because they sent Carson down a week ago, they can't call him up again unless he's replacing someone who is headed for the DL. Thus, the move.

2. Reading between a lot of lines, I also think the Twins are tired of waiting for Span, who has been ``day-to-day'' for a long time. This is a way of telling him that he's driving them nuts and that they'd rather play other people at this time, anyway.

Other notes from the Twins' 5-4 loss to Seattle:

-Twins lost 8 of 190 against Seattle this season.

-The Twins have lost 17 of their last 21 against the Mariners.

-Josh Willingham had two bat at-bats with runners in scoring position early in the game, then dropped a line drive in the sixth that prolonged the Mariners' four-run sixth. He also hit his 32nd home run.

-Brian Duensing's record is now 3-10 with a 5.26 ERA.

-I'll be on 1500espn at 6:30 tonight and 2:05 tomorrow. My Twitter handle is @Souhanstrib.

 

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