Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Delmon Young carted off the field with sprained right ankle

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage, Off the field Updated: June 25, 2011 - 9:41 PM

MILWAUKEE -- Twins left fielder Delmon Young was carted off the field after suffering a sprained right ankle in the fifth inning of Saturday's game against the Brewers.

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

Young was on crutches after the 11-1 loss and will have an MRI exam on Monday. He said he sprained the same ankle in 2003, before being drafted, and that one was worse.

Young smashed his right foot into the left-field wall, trying to catch a deep fly ball from Yuniesky Betancourt, who continued rounding the bases for an inside-the-park home run that gave Milwaukee a 7-1 lead.

Young appeared to get his right food stuck beneath the out-of-town scoreboard on the wall. He fell to the ground and grabbed the leg in obvious pain.

Young had X-Rays taken at the ballpark, and they showed no broken bones.


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