Found April 15, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins already lost one starting pitcher for the season, so naturally the worst was feared when Nick Blackburn left his start early during Saturday's game against Texas. Blackburn was diagnosed with right posterior shoulder stiffness on Saturday, but Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Sunday that the MRI on Blackburn's shoulder looked "normal." "He came in this morning and he feels OK," Ryan said. "We're going to take this a day at a time here and see exactly how he responds." Blackburn left Saturday's game in the fifth inning with a 2-1 count to the Rangers' David Murphy. After a brief meeting on the mound with manager Ron Gardenhire, pitching coach Rick Anderson and athletic trainer Dave Pruemer, Blackburn walked off the mound and into the dugout. Left-hander Brian Duensing came in from the bullpen to relieve Blackburn. But Blackburn's MRI was a bit of good news for the Twins, who earlier this w...
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