Tag:Brian Dinkelman
Posted on: September 4, 2011 2:48 pm

Twins shut down Blackburn

Nick BlackburnBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Nick Blackburn's season is over, as the Twins placed the right-hander on the 60-day disabled list before Sunday's game.

Blackburn had been on the disabled list late last month with what was called a strained forearm and then later diagnosed as an entrapped nerve in his forearm.

Blackburn, 29, was 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA in 26 starts for the Twins this season. Moving Blackburn from the 15-day disabled list to 60-day disabled list allowed the team to call up infielder/outfielder Brian Dinkelman and right-hander Kyle Waldrop before Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox. The team will need to make another 40-man roster move before Tuesday's game when the team will call up right-hander Liam Hendriks for the game against Chicago.

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