Postgame update: Monroe has strained calf

Posted on March 1st, 2008 – 3:57 PM
By Joe Christensen

Craig Monroe has a strained calf muscle, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said following his team’s 7-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox today.

Monroe hasn’t played since Thursday, when he went 1-for-3 as the designated hitter against the Reds. He did take swings in the batting cage Saturday, however.

“He felt more like a cramp than anything else,” Gardenhire said. “But we’re just backing him up — a little more precautionary. A couple days. He wants to get out there pretty quick, so hopefully we’ll be able to get him back out there.”

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