Delmon Young to temporarily leave team; Jose Morales to replace him

Posted on May 14th, 2009 – 9:27 PM
By La Velle

The Twins are expected to place outfielder Delmon Young on the family medical emergency list and call up catcher Jose Morales to replace him on the roster.
Young, following the Twins’ 6-5 victory over Detroit on Thursday, left for California to be with his family. A family member is very ill.

Players can be placed on the family medical emergency list (formerly the bereavement list) because of serious illness or death in the family. That player must stay on the bereavement list at least three days and no more than seven days.

Morales opened the season on the major league roster but was optioned to Rochester when Joe Mauer came off the disabled list on May 1. He was hitting .267 in nine games with Class AAA Rochester when he was pulled from the lineup before Rochester played Indianapolis on Thursday.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said before Thursday’s game that Young was dealing with a migraine. Now we know why.

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