The Minnesota Twins made some relatively under-the-radar moves yesterday. They placed left fielder Darin Mastroianni on the disabled list while recalling Oswaldo Arcia to fill out the 25-man roster. Mastroianni had been battling a sore left ankle and was scratched from last night's game before eventually being placed on the DL.
Darin Mastroianni is headed to the DL. Oswaldo Arcia rejoining the #MNTwins.
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) April 17, 2013
Mastroianni has played in eight games this season - mostly as a pinch-hitter or late inning replacement. He had been slated to start over Aaron Hicks with Hicks battling a virus, but that was not able to happen last night. Mastroianni injured his ankle Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels. The official diagnosis is a stress reaction in the ankle.
A stress reaction is generally an injury teams take seriously and are cautious with. A stress reaction is essentially the first step in the process that could lead to a stress fracture in a bone. This is why the Twins placed Mastroianni on the disabled list and are taking no chances.
The 27-year old is playing in his third Major League season. In his career, he has hit .247/.323/.339. So far this season, Mastroianni was hitting .222/.300/.522.
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