Found May 24, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Minnesota Twins shortstop Pedro Florimon left last night's game against the Detroit Tigers with a right index finger sprain after sliding into third base on a Jamey Carroll single in the third inning. Listed as day to day with the injury, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire does not feel that Florimon will miss significant time: It's a sprained finger and he's day to day. He went to try to throw and couldn't throw tonight. But I think he'll able to put pressure on it tomorrow, and hopefully we'll be able to use him in an emergency.  Eventually scoring on a Joe Mauer single, Florimon appeared to jam his finger into the base while sliding head first into the bag. Florimon was replaced by Eduardo Escobar as trainers tended to his finger. Currently manning the shortstop position to the tune of a 14.0 UZR/150, good for 3rd in the American League and 5th overall in the MLB among qualified shortstops, Florimon's offense has been a pleasant surprise for the Twins, who are sorely lacking much pop outside of the trio of Mauer, Justin Morneau, and Josh Willingham. While currently hitting a robust (for him) .250/.318/.354 with 16 RBI and 6 stolen bases, it will Florimon's defense that will be missed the most in his absence, as the Twins scramble to bolster a bench and infield already decimated by injuries.  Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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