Liriano scratched from start vs. White Sox

Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano had some swelling in his left forearm on Tuesday night and will not start tonight’s game against the White Sox.

Left-hander Brian Duensing will instead get the start.

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said that team doctors examined Liriano on Tuesday night after the pitcher arrived at the ballpark with his left forearm swollen. The plan was to check on the pitcher again when he arrived at the ballpark today and the club was going to make a decision at that time about Liriano’s start.

“The trainers and doctors will take a look at him again and then it will be up to [manager] Ron Gardenhire, [pitching coach] Rick Anderson and [trainer] Rick McWane whether he’ll pitch tonight,” Antony said earlier today..

The injury to Liriano, who is 4-10 with a 5.56 ERA this season, is a concern for a Twins rotation that’s already thin on depth. Earlier this week the club lost Kevin Slowey for the rest of the year after it was decided he would undergo surgery on his right wrist to repair a bone chip.

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To bad, I was hoping he was scratched due to his being included in a trade.

wow a trade r u serious why ??? hes coming off a very serious injury and has been showing signs of his old ways . it seems like every time the twins take a step foward thye take two steps back dam another injury two games back r gm better make amove or we will b on the outside looking in again

wow a trade r u serious why ??? hes coming off a very serious injury and has been showing signs of his old ways . it seems like every time the twins take a step foward thye take two steps back dam another injury two games back r gm better make amove or we will b on the outside looking in again

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This is the grammar police. Twins34420, you are under arrest for using poor grammar! When I took out my magic ring decoder to decipher your scrambled message, I found that you happen to be retarded! Dog turds!

Good call marc.. don’t believe we are texting here

Two strongly recommended trade offers.

1. Boof Bonser, Michael Redmond, Dustin Martin and/or Carlos Gomez for Roy Haliday with Toronto. In reverse, we would make this trade.

2. Delmond Young, Nick Punto, Jesse Crain, Plouffe for Matt Garza and Jason Bartlett with Tampa. Again, in reverse, we would have done this. (Actually, we did and we didn’t include Crain and Plouffe.

If both were completed, that would leave us with an outfield of Span CF, Kubel LF, Cuddyer RF with Jason Pirdie backing them up. The infield would be Mourneau/Bush 1st, Harris/Cassillo 2nd, Harris/Bartlett SS, Harris/Crede/Bush 3rd with Matt Tolbert the rover, Catchers Mauer/Morales, Rotation Haliday, Garza, Blackburn, Baker, Swarak, with Dickey, Perkins, Lirano, Keppel, Gerrier, Mijar, Nathan in relief.

Now that could win a World Series.

My apologies to Mijares and Guerrier. (spelling)
If I make a mistake, I’ll admit it.

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