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Updated: September 2nd, 2010 6:22pm
Jason Kubel scheduled to undergo more tests on left wrist

Jason Kubel scheduled to undergo more tests on left wrist

by Phil Mackey
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MINNEAPOLIS -- With several key players currently sidelined due to injury, the Minnesota Twins are just trying to get through the week without any further damage.

One of those injured players, Jason Kubel, said his left wrist hasn't improved much over the last 24 hours since being plunked on Tuesday night, and he is scheduled to undergo further testing on Friday morning, according to manager Ron Gardenhire.

The further testing could include an MRI or another X-ray.

"The swelling is better, but he's sore," Gardenhire said.

Kubel said he is still unable to swing a bat, and he wasn't sure if he'd even be able to try before Saturday.

With Kubel sidelined and Michael Cuddyer playing first base, the Twins are down to three healthy outfielders -- Jason Repko, Denard Span and Delmon Young. Trevor Plouffe has taken fly balls in the outfield, and Matt Tolbert played some outfield at Class-AAA Rochester earlier this season.

The other banged-up, non-DL Twins -- DH Jim Thome (back), LHP Brian Fuentes (back) and 2B Orlando Hudson (ankle) -- all remain day-to-day.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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