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Shoulder injury sidelines Twins' Guzman

MILWAUKEE -- The Minnesota Twins put All-Star shortstop
Cristian Guzman on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with an
inflamed right shoulder.

"He has a sore shoulder ... no damage, just sore," Twins
manager Tom Kelly said before Saturday's game against Milwaukee.

Guzman, who had an MRI exam Friday night and was re-examined
Saturday, is hitting .308 with a major league-leading 13 triples.
He was removed after batting in the sixth inning of Thursday's 13-5
victory over the Brewers.

He returned to Minneapolis on Friday.

"He had a great first half," Twins coach Ron Gardenhire said.
"We're going to miss his excitement at the beginning of the
ballgames ... getting on base and running around, plus his defense
has been outstanding.

"We're going to miss him, but it's very important for him to
get healthy. There's a long way to go."

The Twins aren't certain when the injury occurred.

"It was probably just a lot of wear and tear," Gardenhire
said. "He's got a great arm and he's made a lot of throws this
year. He dives around the bases, so there's really no telling when
he hurt himself. He's got a little tenderness, so we'll just go
from there and let him get well."

Gardenhire doesn't think Guzman will be out more than the
required 15 days.

"Oh, absolutely not," he said. "I know Guzman -- he's not
going to go any longer than that."