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Sierra to miss several months with torn biceps

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins reserve Ruben Sierra is
expected to miss several months with a ruptured biceps tendon near
his left elbow.

The 40-year-old Sierra had an MRI test before Monday's game
against Seattle, which revealed the damage. He was placed on the
15-day disabled list on Sunday after hurting himself the day before
while swinging at a pitch.

The Twins said Sierra will rehabilitate the injury without
surgery and that he should be able to return this season. Signed as
a pinch-hitter and backup outfielder, Sierra strained his right
quadriceps in spring training and missed a month. He batted .188 in
16 at-bats with two RBI before getting hurt again.