Perkins placed on DL with left elbow inflammation

Posted on May 18th, 2009 – 10:19 PM
By Joe Christensen

NEW YORK — The Twins placed lefthander Glen Perkins on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation after Monday’s 7-6 loss to the Yankees.

Perkins will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam on Tuesday in Minneapolis.

“It doesn’t sound real serious or anything, but you never know,” Manager Ron Gardenhire said.

Perkins said the move was precautionary. He said he’s felt some tingling in the fingers in his left arm and thinks it’s probably a nerve issue. He gave up six runs on seven hits in 2/3 of an inning tonight before telling the training staff about his elbow injury.

The Twins will promote lefthanded reliever Sean Henn from Class AAA Rochester to fill Perkins’ roster spot. Gardenhire said the team won’t decide on who will take Perkins’ next turn in the rotation (Saturday against Milwaukee) until later in the week.

Note: The Twins had an open spot on their 40-man roster for Henn. He retired all six batters he faced Sunday with four strikeouts. He’ll join the team in Chicago.

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