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Updated: March 12th, 2013 7:58am
Deolis Guerra remains hospitalized due to blood clot in his shoulder

Deolis Guerra remains hospitalized due to blood clot in his shoulder

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The Minnesota Twins are monitoring a serious situation with minor league pitcher Deolis Guerra, who was hospitalized over the weekend due to a blood clot in his pitching shoulder.

Manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters in Florida on Monday night that Guerra was moved to intensive care for precautionary reasons following surgery.

The Twins expect Guerra to miss several months.

Guerra, 23, felt discomfort in his shoulder while pitching for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic last weekend. Initially acquired in the Johan Santana trade, Guerra posted a 4.11 ERA in 70 innings between Double-A and Triple-A last year, striking out 71 while walking only 22.

He was moved off the 40-man roster this offseason, but Twins officials were still hopeful he could re-emerge into the bullpen mix.

In this story: Ron Gardenhire, Deolis Guerra