Twins' Rooker put on 10-day IL

Minnesota Twins right fielder Brent Rooker dives for but misses a ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Jonathan Schoop for an RBI triple during the third inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader. Photo: AP/Bruce Kluckhohn/File. Minnesota Twins right fielder Brent Rooker dives for but misses a ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Jonathan Schoop for an RBI triple during the third inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader.

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Created: April 07, 2021 11:05 AM

Another member of the Minnesota Twins has been placed on the injured list.

The team announced Wednesday that outfielder Brent Rooker was added to the 10-day Injured List due to a cervical strain. In three games this season, Rooker hit .091 with one RBI.

Left-handed pitcher Brandon Waddell was selected to replace Rooker on the roster. In spring training, Waddell went 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA in 9.1 innings, striking out 14 and walking four.

To make room for Waddell on the 40-man roster, the Twins moved pitcher Edwar Colina to the 60-day Injured List with right elbow inflammation.


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