Postgame update: Punto’s MRI shows no structural damage

Posted on June 25th, 2009 – 6:37 PM
By Joe Christensen

MILWAUKEE — Twins second baseman Nick Punto will rejoin the team in St. Louis on Friday after returning to Minnesota on Thursday for an MRI exam, which showed no structural damage in his left rib cage area.

General Manager Bill Smith said Punto is day-to-day. Punto, who has raised his batting average from .187 to .224 this month, suffered the injury on a head-first slide into first base on Saturday against Houston and has missed three of the past four games.

NOTE: La Velle is our point man in St. Louis, so head to his blog for lineups and other updates.

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