Monday, April 22, 2013

Twins' Mastroianni On DL With Stress Reaction

The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Darin Mastroianni on the 15 day disabled list with a stress reaction in his left ankle. He will likely be out three weeks. A stress reaction can turn into something more serious, so expect the Twins to be cautious with Mastroianni.
Mastroianni originally injured the ankle during spring training when he fouled a ball off it, but reaggravated it early this season, fouling a pitcher off the ankle again. He further injured the ankle last Monday when he tried to plant his foot while coming to a stop in the outfield chasing a bloop single.
Mastroianni was scheduled to play left field and lead off last Tuesday in the game against the Los Angeles Angels.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said, "They're going to put him in a walking shoe to keep him off his foot for a while here."
Oswaldo Arcia was recalled from Class AAA Rochester to fill in while Mastroianni is on the DL. "We're going to ad-lib with our outfield situation, and play him wherever we can, get him as many games as we can," Gardenhire said. He has been impressed with the 21 year old Arcia's performance thus far. Arcia is ranked by as the overall No. 92 overall prospect and No. 5 in the Twin's organization. He went 1-for-3 in his Major League debut last Monday.
Reference: Star Tribune
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