Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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MINNEAPOLIS After sitting out his third game in a row, Twins outfielder Denard Span was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list after Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Mariners. He has been suffering from a strained right sternoclavicular joint in his right shoulder, which an MRI revealed on Wednesday.Span, who missed nine games between Aug. 13 and Aug. 22 with the same injury, returned to the Twins' lineup last weekend, playing in three of the team's four games in Texas and the first game of its series against Seattle in Minneapolis. The pain never really abated in those four games, Span said, though he collected five hits in 19 at-bats."It was painful even when I came back," Span said. "I fought through it. After playing the second or third game in a row, the pain just continued to kind of get more, I guess."Span said that he felt that it was unfair to continue to scratch himself from games so close to first pitch, and he and general manager Terry R...
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