Danny Valencia day-to-day with arm strain: 'It felt really weird'
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The one starting position player who has managed to stay healthy throughout the Minnesota Twins' injury-plagued season finally got nicked up.
However, Valencia told reporters he is "going to come prepared to play" in Sunday's series finale.
"I told them, 'I think I could probably go back out there. I'd be all right,'" Valencia said. "But when it first happened, it really bothered me, because I've never felt anything like that before."
Manager Ron Gardenhire said the injury occurred when Valencia bobbled Alberto Gonzalez's grounder, collected the ball in the air and then spun around to whip a throw to first.
Valencia, whose solo homer provided the game's only run, "said he strained something in (his right) bicep or tricep," Gardenhire said. "He said he was going to hit, but he didn't know how (he could play defense). He went in the cage. He tried to throw some. He still felt it. So, that's a day-to-dayer."
"It didn't really hurt-hurt, but it felt really weird," Valencia said. "I've never felt that like that before, and it's something that (on Sunday) hopefully, it'll feel better than it does right now."