Radke diagnosed with stress fracture in shoulder

NEW YORK -- Twins pitcher Brad Radke has a stress fracture in his right shoulder, an injury Minnesota doesn't necessarily think will end his season.

Radke's injury, to the glenoid area of the shoulder joint, is a rare condition and was not detected in previous exams, the Twins said Friday. Dr. Dan Buss recommended that he not throw for two to three weeks.

Radke is 12-9 with a 4.46 ERA and made his last appearance Aug. 25, when he left a start against the Chicago White Sox after two innings.

Minnesota is already without rookie left-hander Francisco Liriano, in the disabled list Aug. 8 with a strained ligament in his pitching arm. Liriano, 12-3 with a 2.19 ERA, threw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since going on the DL.