Young's scary crash into wall brings Twins' injury du jour

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 26, 2011 - 1:31 AM

Delmon Young went on the disabled list after he sprained his ankle and had to be taken off on a stretcher.

view larger photos

  

MILWAUKEE — The Twins have suffered a shocking assortment of injuries this season, and Saturday might have brought the scariest one yet.

Delmon Young ran back, trying to catch a fly ball, and smashed his right foot into the left field wall at Miller Park before falling to the ground in obvious pain.

Young was carted off the field, and the injury was diagnosed as a sprained right ankle after X-rays taken at the ballpark showed no broken bones.

"Probably the best possible thing is a sprained ankle, because it looked a lot worse, so I guess we're lucky," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said after his team's 11-1 loss to the Brewers, which stretched their losing streak to four games.

The Twins placed Young on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Rene Tosoni from Class AAA Rochester.

Young, 25, will have an MRI exam on Monday, when the Twins expect to have a better idea how much time he'll miss.

"Hopefully the MRI shows no ligament damage or anything," Young said. "It's not as bad as the sprain I had back in '03, before the draft, but it's the same foot, so hopefully that one doesn't cause any problems for this one."

Tosoni had been with the Twins until Friday night, when they sent him down to make room for Jim Thome to come off the DL. Players have to spend 10 days in the minors after being sent down, unless there's an injury. Surprise, surprise, the Twins had another one.

So four hours after landing in Rochester, N.Y., Tosoni learned he needed to get up early Sunday for a 6 a.m. flight to Milwaukee.

Young's injury came only one day after they learned that Justin Morneau will need surgery to relieve a pinched nerve in his neck, keeping him out at least six more weeks.

The Twins have used the DL 16 times for 13 players. Tsuyoshi Nishioka broke his left fibula on a play at second base on April 7. That injury didn't look as serious until the X-rays came back. Young also missed 19 games earlier in the year because of a strained oblique muscle.

"I don't know what it is this year, but it happens," Young said. "None of us want to get hurt. It's boring on the DL. It's boring to rehab. We're all looking forward to defending our Central Division championship, and it's really hard to do when everyone's watching the games right now."

Young batted .298 with 21 homers and a team-high 112 RBI last season. He has struggled this year, batting .256 with two homers and 20 RBI, but he had been heating up, batting .321 in June.

Gardenhire's concern was obvious as soon as Young hit the wall. Never mind that Yuniesky Betancourt was rounding the bases for an inside-the-park home run.

"I passed Betancourt rounding third," Gardenhire said. "I was out of the dugout, and I was just looking at Delmon, and it didn't look pretty. Once I got out there and saw the spike mark on that railing, I didn't like that too much, and he was in a lot of pain."

Young lost the ball in the lights and then retreated back toward the wall, only to have the ball bounce off his glove. He said his foot got caught on the bottom of the scoreboard and twisted all of his weight on the ankle.

"I couldn't feel my foot, and I saw spike marks on the scoreboard," he said.

Jason Kubel (sprained right foot) could return from the DL next week. For now, with Young, Morneau and Denard Span (concussion) also on the DL, the Twins likely will move forward with Ben Revere in center field, Michael Cuddyer in right, Luke Hughes at first base and either Jason Repko or Tosoni in left.

"We've got to hang on and do the best we can," Gardenhire said.

  • related content

  • Souhan: Brewers swing for the fences

    Sunday June 26, 2011

    In dealing loads of prospects for established pitchers, the Brewers have made it clear they are looking to win now.

  • Twins serve as Gomez's salve

    Sunday June 26, 2011

    He hasn't been hitting, but against his former team he got three hits, including a homer that was important at the time.

  • Mauer-Mijares dust-up spurs team meeting

    Sunday June 26, 2011

    The Twins held a meeting Saturday afternoon to clear the air over comments Jose Mijares and Joe Mauer made following Friday's 4-3 loss to the Brewers.

  • Recap: Milwaukee 11, Twins 1

    Saturday June 25, 2011

    IMPACT PLAYER: Carlos Gomez, BrewersHe came in batting .210 but went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer.BY THE NUMBERS6 Consecutive victories...

  • Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, left, watches as left fielder...

  • MILWAUKEE 11, TWINS 1 Up next: 1:10 p.m. today at Milwaukee • Miller Park • TV: FSN (1500ESPN)

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Chicago 11/27/14 11:30 AM
Detroit
Philadelphia 11/27/14 3:30 PM
Dallas
Seattle 11/27/14 7:30 PM
San Francisco
Cleveland 11/30/14 12:00 PM
Buffalo
Washington 11/30/14 12:00 PM
Indianapolis
Tennessee 11/30/14 12:00 PM
Houston
San Diego 11/30/14 12:00 PM
Baltimore
NY Giants 11/30/14 12:00 PM
Jacksonville
Cincinnati 11/30/14 12:00 PM
Tampa Bay
Oakland 11/30/14 12:00 PM
St. Louis
New Orleans 11/30/14 12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Carolina 11/30/14 12:00 PM
Minnesota
Arizona 11/30/14 3:05 PM
Atlanta
New England 11/30/14 3:25 PM
Green Bay
Denver 11/30/14 7:30 PM
Kansas City
Miami 12/1/14 7:30 PM
NY Jets
Golden State 111 FINAL
Orlando 96
Brooklyn 99 FINAL
Philadelphia 91
Portland 105 FINAL
Charlotte 97
Washington 87 FINAL
Cleveland 113
LA Clippers 103 4th Qtr 0:16
Detroit 95
New York 83 4th Qtr 3:10
Dallas 86
Toronto 118 4th Qtr 3:02
Atlanta 108
Milwaukee 74 4th Qtr 10:29
Minnesota 72
Sacramento 73 4th Qtr
Houston 77
Utah 67 4th Qtr 9:18
Oklahoma City 79
Indiana 58 3rd Qtr 9:29
San Antonio 54
Denver 44 2nd Qtr 6:21
Phoenix 48
Memphis 9:30 PM
LA Lakers
Winnipeg 2 FINAL
Buffalo 1
Washington 2 FINAL(OT)
NY Islanders 3
Philadelphia 1 3rd Prd 7:47
Detroit 4
NY Rangers 2 3rd Prd 8:48
Tampa Bay 4
Carolina 0 3rd Prd 3:11
Florida 1
Toronto 3 3rd Prd 9:40
Pittsburgh 3
Los Angeles 4 3rd Prd
Minnesota 0
Chicago 0 2nd Prd
Colorado 0
Calgary 9:30 PM
San Jose
Robert Morris 46 FINAL
Chattanooga 61
Rochester College 35 FINAL
Eastern Mich 68
Marist 68 FINAL
Fresno State 64
Butler 74 FINAL
North Carolina 66
Liberty 50 FINAL
Morgan State 51
Denver 57 FINAL
Belmont 78
American Univ 64 FINAL
Hampton 60
Sacred Heart 72 FINAL
James Madison 79
Northeastern 54 FINAL
Massachusetts 79
Samford 71 FINAL
Kennesaw St 84
ULM 48 FINAL
Coastal Carolina 61
Hawaii 75 FINAL
East Carolina 73
Missouri 74 FINAL
Chaminade 60
UCLA 65 FINAL
Oklahoma 75
North Florida 72 FINAL
Elon 65
Oral Roberts 69 FINAL
Milwaukee 66
Chicago State 61 FINAL
Western Carolina 66
Purdue 87 FINAL
BYU 85
Furman 54 FINAL
Duke 93
San Francisco 72 FINAL
Evansville 79
Wisconsin 72 FINAL
UAB 43
Davidson 95 FINAL
UCF 69
Albany 75 FINAL
Colgate 71
Longwood 66 FINAL
George Washington 91
Delaware State 76 FINAL
Iona 126
Trinity Baptist 57 FINAL
Jacksonville 69
Cleveland State 33 FINAL
Louisville 45
St Johns 70 FINAL
Minnesota 61
PSU-Harrisburg 42 FINAL
Navy 67
Richmond 72 FINAL
NC State 84
Grambling St 54 FINAL
Notre Dame 81
Georgia State 83 FINAL
Oakland 78
Campbell 64 FINAL
Ohio State 91
Goucher 43 FINAL
Towson 97
Bryant 47 FINAL
Vermont 73
Miami-Ohio 63 FINAL
Virginia Tech 78
Mount St Marys 49 FINAL
Wake Forest 83
Lafayette 60 FINAL
Yale 82
UMKC 63 FINAL
Youngstown St 66
Canisius 60 FINAL
Cornell 67
Va Military 72 FINAL
West Virginia 103
Lehigh 76 2nd Half 4:11
DePaul 68
UC Riverside 49 2nd Half 4:30
Loyola Marymount 57
Morehead State 71 2nd Half 2:55
Marshall 64
Miss Valley St 52 2nd Half 0:23
North Texas 67
UNC-Asheville 62 2nd Half 3:24
South Carolina 78
Tenn Tech 65 FINAL
SE Louisiana 86
Texas Southern 49 2nd Half 3:34
SMU 68
Radford 46 2nd Half 2:28
TCU 72
TX-Pan American 46 2nd Half 4:36
Utah 77
Wayne St-NE 69 FINAL
South Dakota 86
Kansas State 43 2nd Half 3:50
Pittsburgh 58
Northern Ill 36 2nd Half 10:56
Iowa 50
Fla Gulf Coast 32 2nd Half 11:45
Green Bay 41
Carroll (MT) 23 2nd Half
Montana 36
Florida A&M 15 1st Half 16:48
New Mexico St 40
Auburn 39 1st Half 1:32
Oregon State 34
Eastern Ky 31 2nd Half
Southern Utah 34
Stetson 16 1st Half 4:34
Wyoming 33
Northern Ky 20 2nd Half
Eastern Wash 37
Utah Valley U 28 2nd Half
Idaho State 25
Florida 11 1st Half 12:53
Georgetown 13
Northwestern 5 1st Half 14:22
Northern Iowa 8
Georgia 2 1st Half 17:36
Gonzaga 7
Cal Poly 9:00 PM
California
Arizona 9:00 PM
San Diego St
Utah State 9:00 PM
UC Davis
Alabama State 9:30 PM
North Dakota
Portland State 10:00 PM
CS-Northridge
Tulsa 10:30 PM
Oklahoma State
Pacific 10:30 PM
Alaska-Anchorage
Missouri State 11/27/14 1:00 AM
Colorado State
Ohio U 24 FINAL
Miami-Ohio 21
LSU 11/27/14 6:30 PM
Texas A&M
(6) TCU 11/27/14 6:30 PM
Texas
Northern Ill 11/28/14 10:00 AM
Western Mich
Nebraska 11/28/14 11:00 AM
Iowa
Western Ky 11/28/14 11:00 AM
(19) Marshall
UCF 11/28/14 11:00 AM
So Florida
Houston 11/28/14 11:00 AM
SMU
Akron 11/28/14 12:00 PM
Kent State
Ball State 11/28/14 12:00 PM
Bowling Green
Buffalo 11/28/14 12:00 PM
Massachusetts
Toledo 11/28/14 12:00 PM
Eastern Mich
Arkansas 11/28/14 1:30 PM
(17) Missouri
Navy 11/28/14 2:00 PM
South Alabama
(13) Arizona State 11/28/14 2:30 PM
(12) Arizona
Stanford 11/28/14 2:30 PM
(9) UCLA
(21) Colorado State 11/28/14 2:30 PM
Air Force
Virginia 11/28/14 7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
East Carolina 11/28/14 7:30 PM
Tulsa
North Texas 11/29/14 11:00 AM
TX-San Antonio
Old Dominion 11/29/14 11:00 AM
Fla Atlantic
(16) Georgia Tech 11/29/14 11:00 AM
(8) Georgia
Kentucky 11/29/14 11:00 AM
(24) Louisville
So Carolina 11/29/14 11:00 AM
(23) Clemson
West Virginia 11/29/14 11:00 AM
Iowa State
Rice 11/29/14 11:00 AM
Louisiana Tech
Michigan 11/29/14 11:00 AM
(7) Ohio State
Purdue 11/29/14 11:00 AM
Indiana
Illinois 11/29/14 11:00 AM
Northwestern
Cincinnati 11/29/14 11:00 AM
Temple
NC State 11/29/14 11:30 AM
North Carolina
Syracuse 11/29/14 11:30 AM
Boston College
Louisiana 11/29/14 11:30 AM
Troy
Utah 11/29/14 12:00 PM
Colorado
Texas State 11/29/14 1:00 PM
Georgia State
Idaho 11/29/14 1:00 PM
Appalachian St
Wyoming 11/29/14 2:00 PM
New Mexico
New Mexico St 11/29/14 2:00 PM
Arkansas State
UAB 11/29/14 2:30 PM
Southern Miss
(4) Miss State 11/29/14 2:30 PM
(18) Ole Miss
Notre Dame 11/29/14 2:30 PM
USC
(10) Michigan State 11/29/14 2:30 PM
Penn State
(22) Minnesota 11/29/14 2:30 PM
(14) Wisconsin
(5) Baylor 11/29/14 2:30 PM
Texas Tech
Florida 11/29/14 2:30 PM
(1) Florida State
Rutgers 11/29/14 2:30 PM
Maryland
San Jose St 11/29/14 2:30 PM
San Diego St
Tennessee 11/29/14 3:00 PM
Vanderbilt
Kansas 11/29/14 3:00 PM
(11) Kansas State
Connecticut 11/29/14 3:00 PM
Memphis
BYU 11/29/14 3:30 PM
California
ULM 11/29/14 5:00 PM
Ga Southern
Middle Tennessee 11/29/14 6:00 PM
Texas-El Paso
Hawaii 11/29/14 6:00 PM
Fresno State
Wake Forest 11/29/14 6:00 PM
Duke
Pittsburgh 11/29/14 6:00 PM
Miami-Florida
(15) Auburn 11/29/14 6:45 PM
(2) Alabama
(3) Oregon 11/29/14 7:00 PM
Oregon State
Utah State 11/29/14 9:15 PM
(25) Boise State
Washington 11/29/14 9:30 PM
Washington St
Nevada 11/29/14 9:30 PM
UNLV
Hamilton 11/30/14 5:00 PM
Calgary
Kennesaw St 74 FINAL
Seton Hall 77
Northern Ill 46 FINAL
Eastern Illinois 55
Illinois-Chicago 40 FINAL
Northwestern 61
UT Martin 75 FINAL
Samford 79
Niagara 63 FINAL
Binghamton 52
Radford 47 FINAL
Pittsburgh 72
East Tenn St 69 FINAL
Indiana 97
North Dakota 72 FINAL
Nebraska Omaha 52
Marshall 49 FINAL
Cornell 58
Oral Roberts 43 FINAL
Ark-Little Rock 54
LSU 0 Postponed
Texas-El Paso 0
Boise State 59 FINAL
Yale 53
Evansville 39 FINAL
(22) West Virginia 83
(4) Tennessee 63 FINAL
Chattanooga 67
Delaware State 64 FINAL
Mount St Marys 73
Bradley 74 FINAL
Columbia 81
Providence 56 FINAL
Dayton 72
Presbyterian 43 FINAL
Xavier 45
Albany 64 FINAL
Canisius 59
VA Commonwealth 48 FINAL
William & Mary 56
Alabama A&M 44 FINAL
Alabama 75
Colgate 35 FINAL
(22) Georgia 66
Memphis 75 FINAL
Southern Ill 82
Oakland 64 FINAL
(16) Michigan State 79
Utah Valley U 49 FINAL
UC Davis 59
Butler 62 FINAL
BYU 81
McNeese State 27 FINAL
(7) Texas A&M 93
TX-Pan American 45 2nd Half 1:41
(6) Texas 64
Milwaukee 67 2nd Half 6:32
Marquette 71
Northern Ariz 54 2nd Half 3:43
TX-Arlington 72
Indiana State 74 FINAL
South Alabama 53
Jackson State 11 1st Half 11:04
Chicago State 25
Kansas State 0 Postponed
Santa Clara 0
Long Beach St 36 1st Half 0:14
Alaska-Anchorage 30
Iona 12 2nd Half
Kansas 40
Fresno Pacific 9:00 PM
CS-Bakersfield
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: What do you think of the new Twins home uniforms?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close