Waiting on Hardy: Twins vs. Royals 6/10

By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com

MINNEAPOLIS — The bruised left wrist of shortstop J.J. Hardy is reportedly feeling better although it’s not perfect, according to Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, but the team won’t know more about Hardy’s status until he is sees the team doctors around game time.

Hardy will be examined by the doctors and a decision on how to proceed will then be made. It’s possible that Hardy could be placed on the DL and if that’s the case, shortstop Trevor Plouffe will likely be called up from Triple-A Rochester. Gardenhire said he’s willing to wait a couple more days if Hardy will be ready at that time but they’ll have to see what the doctors say.

Right-hander Clay Condrey threw in the bullpen with no problems and he’ll soon be heading down to Fort Myers; Fla. where he’ll face hitters at
extended Spring Training.

The Twins also announced they have signed two of their draft picks. They are 9th round pick, Kyle Knudson, a catcher out of the University of Minnesota and 44th round pick, Daminksy, a left-handed pitcher out of St. Cloud State University.

Royals (24-36)

Scott

Podsednik, LF
Jason Kendall, C
David DeJesus, RF
Jose Guillen, DH
Alberto Callaspo, 3B
Mitch

Maier, CF
Wilson Betemit, 1B
Chris Getz, 2B
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
Pitching: LHP Bruce Chen (2-0, 2.95 ERA)

Twins

(35-24)
Denard Span, CF
Matt Tolbert, 2B
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, 1B
Michael Cuddyer, RF
Jason Kubel, DH
Delmon Young, LF
Danny Valencia, 3B
Nick
Punto, SS
Pitching: RHP Scott Baker
(5-4, 4.52 ERA)

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1 Comment

I think the twins made a mistake on not resigning Orlando Cabrera, sure he’s 35, but he’s was great when the twins picked him up last year. He still has a good glove and he can do somthing Hardy can’t and that’s called hitting. I’m not convinced that Hardy is going to amount to much at all, he never did with Milwaukee. Ya he can play good in the field but you have to hit better than 200, when he does come back from a bruised wrist I don’t think his average wll improve. How long does a bruise take to heal? I’m not overly convinced of his dedication either, like if he can play or not I don’t think he really cares.

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