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Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit exited a game early last week after experiencing concussion-related symptoms. Soon after, the Twins placed him on the seven-day concussion disabled list. It wasn't initially clear how long it would take Doumit to get over the effects of the concussion and be cleared to return, but Twins general manager Terry Ryan told reporters -- including Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com -- yesterday that the backstop will be activated from the DL "soon."
"He's making progress," Ryan said. "I don't
know if it'll be tomorrow or the next day, but it'll be soon."
As Ryan stated, it's not clear if Doumit will rejoin the Twins' roster today or tomorrow, but he will be back with the team by the end of the week. It's good news for the catcher and Minnesota, as concussions have a tendency to linger. The Twins are all too familiar with this fact considering their experience with Justin Morneau.
Unlike Morneau, Doumit was able to recover quickly, as he was expected to pass an ImPACT concussion test yesterday that would clear him to return. It could take a little longer for Doumit to officially be cleared through MLB, and this process will likely determine when he rejoins Minnesota's roster.
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