Casilla says he’s done for the season; team not sure

Posted on July 30th, 2008 – 4:29 PM
By Joe Christensen

Twins second baseman Alexi Casilla said he will have surgery on his right thumb and miss the rest of the season.

Update (4:45 p.m.):

The Twins, however, stressed that it hasn’t been decided whether he will have surgery. His appointment with hand specialist Dr. Tom Varecka was postponed until Thursday, and the official decision about surgery won’t be made until then.

Casilla’s injury is actually a torn ligament, not a torn tendon.

“I’m going to do surgery for sure,” he said.

He said he hopes to return for winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

“I’m sad because I was just starting to have fun,” Casilla said.

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