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MLB Injury News:
Minnesota Twins' outfielder Josh Willingham was scratched from Monday night's lineup against the New York Yankees with discomfort in his left knee.
As reported by Rhett Bollinger and Kelly Erickson of MLB.com,
"Willingham, who was slated to start at designated hitter, has been
dealing with a sore left knee throughout the season and had a cortisone
shot in his knee on June 15. He's scheduled to have an MRI exam on
In 2012, Willingham had a career high in home runs with 35 and in runs batted in, with 110. He has struggled this season with his batting average, hitting only .226 in 70 games. He does have 10 home runs and 37 runs batted in. Willingham has 177 career home runs and 581 runs batted in.
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For most of the last two seasons, setup man Jared Burton has
been one of the few players the Minnesota Twins have been able to
rely on to deliver night in and night out.