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Updated: April 7th, 2012 3:44pm
Liam Hendriks struck with food poisoning; Swarzak will start Sunday

Liam Hendriks struck with food poisoning; Swarzak will start Sunday

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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The Minnesota Twins announced Saturday that Hendriks will miss his scheduled start Sunday due to food poisoning. Anthony Swarzak will take the ball instead.

Hendriks claimed a spot in the starting rotation while Jason Marquis was away from the team for two weeks tending to his 7-year-old daughter. With the uncertain status of Scott Baker's elbow, it appears that Hendriks is in the rotation to stay if he pitches well.

This is likely just a spot start for Swarzak, who stretched out to six innings in his final spring outing.

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