Suzanne Solheim, known to her friends as Sooze, is a long-time baseball blogger who lives in St. Cloud. She blogs about the Twins for startribune.com and also writes about the game on her other blog, Babes Love Baseball. Follow her on Twitter @babeslovebball

Luke Hughes lost, Joe Mauer moves to right field

Posted by: Suzanne Solheim Updated: August 18, 2011 - 5:23 PM

 

With Luke Hughes having "travel problems", Michael Cuddyer out with a strained neck, Denard Span still having concussion symptoms, Matt Tolbert's wrist being all messed up, Jason Kubel having family issues, and Delmon Young now playing for the Tigers, there was no one left but Joe Mauer to play right field tonight against the New York Yankees at 7:10pm.

Apparently, Hughes was unable to make it to Minneapolis in time for the game after his call-up from AAA Rochester, leaving only nine healthy position players available. The lucky recipient of the empty spot was between Mauer or Justin Morneau, and I'd like to see the (formerly known as) Canadian Crusher try to run around the outfield. Then again, Joe's knees are already like 40 years old, so hopefully he doesn't hurt himself fielding a grounder or something. It may be a circus out there.

Speaking of injuries, Span is headed to the disabled list this evening, while it's not looking good for Cuddyer either. This team is completely falling apart.  So if, for some unexplainable reason, you still had playoffs hopes before today, I think it's safe to kiss them goodbye now.

Enjoy the show tonight with CC Sabathia on the hill against Brian Duensing.

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