Found September 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Minnesota Twins' outfielder Josh Willingham was out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Oakland A's with a sore left foot.  He was available for pinch hitting duty off the bench. As reported by Andrew Pentis of MLB.com, manager Ron Gardenhire had already decided on playing Chris Parmelee in the outfield instead of Willingham on Saturday anyway. Parmelee played first base on Friday night and had a tough time in the field. "Maybe it's because he's been bouncing back and forth," Gardenhire added of Parmelee's playing time between first base and right field, "but he's been in the wrong place on some relays [at first]." Rookie Oswaldo Arcia assumed Willingham's slot in left field. Willingham's bat would be handy in a pinch-hitting situation. Willingham has played for the Marlins, Nationals, A's, and Twins during his nine year Major League career. This season he has appeared in 106 games and is batting .214 with 14 home runs and 48 runs batted in. That's considerably below his offensive output in 2012 when he hit .260 with 35 home runs and 110 runs batted in.  In 1,050 career games, Willingham has a .256 average with 181 home runs and 592 runs batted in.
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