Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 6/30/12
MINNEAPOLIS For Kyle Waldrop, this day should have happened months ago.The right-handed reliever seemed like a sure bet to make the Minnesota Twins' 25-man roster out of spring training. But a right elbow strain landed him on the disabled list to start the season, and his opportunity for a spot on the opening-day roster was gone.Finally, after a lengthy rehab process that began with a minor league rehab assignment in Fort Myers, Fla., and eventually finished in Triple-A Rochester, Waldrop made his 2012 debut Friday for the Twins. Waldrop entered Friday's game against Kansas City in the top of the seventh inning with a runner on first and two outs. His day was done after 1 13 innings, one hit and one walk.While Waldrop had a shaky start he allowed the first three hitters he faced to reach base it was a relief for him just to be back on a major league mound."It felt good to be back out in a competitive game like that," Waldrop said after the Twins fell 4-3 to the Royals. "The adren...
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