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Twins activate Josh Willingham, place Ryan Doumit on 7-day DL

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Josh Willingham is ready to start doing this again. (USATSI)
Josh Willingham is ready to start doing this again. (USATSI)

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On Friday, the Twins activated outfielder Josh Willingham from the DL and placed catcher Ryan Doumit on the seven-day concussion DL.

The 34-year-old Willingham, who underwent knee surgery and hasn't played since June 30, is batting .224/.356/.398 (108 OPS+) this season. He's coming off a 2012 campaign in which he hit 35 home runs and won a Silver Slugger. Willingham, should he start hitting right away, could be traded during the waiver period. He's under contract for 2014 at a salary of $7 million with the possibility to make another $1 million in incentives.

As for Doumit, he took a foul ball off his mask on Sunday and has presented concussion symptoms in the interim. He's batting .244/.310/.389 in this, his age-32 season. Doumit previously suffered concussions in 2010, 2008, 2007 and 2005.

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